Department of Creative Studies
Message Regarding Fall 2020
The Department of Creative Studies welcomes students who want to begin or continue their studies with us in September of 2020. As we continue to navigate the challenges associated with COVID-19, our award-winning faculty will deliver a full slate of online course offerings. In addition to this our well-equipped on-campus facilities will be available for student use as circumstances permit. We have studio facilities for drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, metalwork, woodwork, darkroom photography, media studies and performance. These studios will be managed in accordance with provincial health guidelines and protocols. Whether remotely, on campus, or a blend of virtual and live environments, you can be sure that you will receive dynamic, innovative, and meaningful instruction in Visual, Digital and Performance Arts, Media Studies, Creative Writing and Art History and Visual Culture. Your education and wellbeing are our priorities.
What we do
The Department houses programs in Creative Writing and Visual Arts with additional specialized courses in Devised Theatre and Digital Media as well as Art History and Visual Culture. Our programs are designed to offer unique and individualized opportunities for students to develop skills in a variety of media and genre while they engage in cutting edge creative arts research.
We offer a hands-on experiential learning environment where students get to develop their own individualize artistic voice. If you are interested in being at the forefront of the next generation of cultural produces nationally or internationally we encourage you to learn more about our programs and what they might offer you.
We encourage students to cross disciplines while refining their specialized practices in art history, creative writing, performance, visual art and digital media.
Programs & Study Options
Explore human creativity, imagination and beauty through the arts and visual cultures of the world, past and present.
Draw on the imagination to convey meaning through the use of imagery, narrative, and drama in a variety of literary forms including poetry, fiction, plays, new media, screenwriting, and non-fiction.
Explore new media and internet technology, blending artistic, technical and critical-thinking skills.
Train with the next generation of artists and cultural producers. Learn in cutting-edge facilities designed for traditional and digital-studio arts courses.
A flexible and innovative approach to theatre education and creative and practice-based contemporary performance studies.
Immerse in a dynamic, studio-based environment alongside accomplished artists and scholars guiding your focus in Creative Writing, Visual Arts or Interdisciplinary Studies.
Masters and PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies using digital technologies to explore questions central to the arts and humanities; applying arts and humanities frameworks to digital tools and technologies.
Robert Belton | Art theory, criticism, and historiography, popular music
Chanda Carey | Global Contemporary Art; Performance Art in History, Theory and Practice; Eco-Art
Suzanne Gott | Global arts and visual cultures, African art and visual culture
Hussein Keshani | World Art History, Art Histories of the Islamic World & South Asia, Digital Humanities, World Literatures
Antonella De Michelis | Seventeenth-Century European Art in a Global Context
Nathalie Hager | Canadian Art History
Stacey Koosel | Contemporary Art; Performance Art
Anne Fleming | Fiction, poetry, children’s books, stage play and screen writing
Nancy Holmes | Fiction, Canadian Literature, eco-poetry, community based-art
Matt Rader | Poetry, short story, non-fiction, writing and community learning
Michael V. Smith | Concrete poetry, experimental film, Canadian literature, fiction and drama, poetry, screenwriting
Adam Schroeder | Fiction
Neil Cadger | Object theatre, puppetry, theatrical masks, live installations, dance/theatre
Denise Kenney | Devised Theatre, Art and Social Practice, Performance Art, Community Engagement, Improvisation, Spoken Word, Live Art and Digital Media, Film, Documentary Production
Virginie Magnat | Performance Studies, Qualitative Research, World Performance Traditions, Experimental and Intercultural Theatre, Physically-Based Performance Practice, Body-Voice Integration, Traditional Singing.
Tracy Ross | Performance
Myron Campbell | Digital Media, Drawing
Briar Craig | Printmaking, Drawing
Aleksandra Dulic | New media, video, drawing 2D
Renay Egami | Sculpture, installation
Samuel Roy-Bois | Sculpture, installation
Miles Thorogood | Digital Media
Tania Willard | Visual Strategies and Research, Indigenous Land Art, Contemporary Indigenous Art
Conor Charlesworth | Drawing; 2D
David Doody | Drawing; Sculpture
Patrick Lundeen | Drawing
Katherine Pickering | Painting, drawing
Morgan Rauscher | Digital Media
Andreas Rutkauskas | Photography
Department Head, Creative Studies
Professor, Theatre, Film
Office: CCS 153
Office: CCS 161
Office: CCS 228
Assistant to the Department Head
Office: CCS 153
Office: CCS 128
Office: CCS 121
Creative Practice Ethics Statement
The Creative Studies department is committed to ethical creative practice. Faculty and students engaged in creative practice are expected to be prepared to articulate how their work aligns with the ethical standards of the disciplines and sectors they are a part of.
If creative practices are employed as part of research projects in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, then they may be subject to REB review and approval.