Fine Arts and Communications
The Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications (FFAC) is a creative community, led by a group of talented and experienced faculty and fostered through exciting collaboration with fellow students across disciplines. Our faculty are active practitioners and innovators in their fields. Shared spaces and evolving curricula foster creative connections. We engage with Edmonton's urban art district through student-driven projects, work integrated learning and community service learning opportunities. Guest lectures, visiting artists, performances and exhibitions enrich the academic experience. Research is woven throughout the curriculum, through independent studies, in-class assignments, and/or partnering with faculty on their research projects.
FFAC faculty and staff have developed exciting new degree options including a new Bachelor of Design (BDes) and a new major in Recording and Production in the Bachelor of Music program. There is also a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) with majors in Arts and Cultural Management, Music Theatre Performance, Theatre Production, and Studio Arts 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 (BMus) and the Bachelor of Communication Studies (BCS) and the diploma programs in each of the major areas of study..
FFAC has launched a number of faculty recruitment initiatives and has recently hired several new, tenure-track 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, 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