Fine Arts and Communications
The Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications (FFAC) has recently been on a trajectory of dynamic growth and transformation. With the 2017 move to the purpose-built Allard Hall at MacEwan's City Centre Campus, the faculty and students enjoy even greater opportunities for creative collaborations and a deeper engagement with other members of MacEwan University and the rest of the wider Edmonton arts community. Designed by world-renowned architect Bing Thom, the new building showcases modern classrooms, state-of-the art studios and performance spaces, thereby making it a premier hub of knowledge and creativity as well as a major venue for showcasing local, national and international talents.
FFAC faculty and staff have also been busy developing new degree options including a new Bachelor of Design (B.Des) and a new major in Recording and Technology in the Bachelor of Music program. Both of these programs begin accepting applications in Fall 2018 for Fall 2019 admission. There is also a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) with majors in Arts Management, Music Theatre Performance, Theatre Production, and Fine Art being proposed. These are valuable additions to the already well-known and established degree programs in music and communication studies respectively known as the Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Contemporary Popular Music (B.Mus) and the Bachelor of Communication Studies (BCS).
FFAC has launched a number of recruitment initiatives and has recently hired several new, full-time faculty members who will help deliver these new credentials and propel its programs to new levels of excellence in teaching, research and creative activity.
The number of creative and scholarly activities continues to grow with current faculty completing tours, and recordings, and exhibitions of original works, many of which are being showcased at international venues. Faculty are also engaged in peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations and in mentoring students in their research and creative work.
Allan Gilliland, PhD (Edinburgh)
Rose Ginther, MA (Athabasca)
Arts – Integrated Studies