Faculty of Professional Studies and Performing Arts

Welcome from the Dean

Our world is full of art and ideas...everywhere we turn we encounter words, music, images. Human beings – created in the image of a Creator God – are amazingly creative. In our faculty you'll find a rich and stimulating community of people who believe in the power and the wonder of words and ideas, music and images...highly creative artists, scholars and leaders who are making their mark, and mentoring students to do the same thing.

Making pottery, making films. Making speeches or video games. Students of history, students of contemporary culture. In a darkroom, in a practice room, in a seminar room. In a choir of 150, in a painting class of 10, in a professor's office. On stage or online. Our students are making a difference.

Engaging with God, engaging with who they were created to be, and engaging the issues of faith and meaning which lie at the heart of each of their disciplines, they are developing their mind, spirit, skills and understanding as professionals and artists, scholars and leaders, so they can change the world of the 21st century.

FPSPA offers majors in Art, Communications, Music, and Theatre; concentrations and minors in all of these areas; an interdisciplinary major in Fine Arts which draws from many different departments; and a minor in Worship Studies. In addition to the academic curriculum, the Verge Arts Series maintains an active schedule of special lectures, symposia and conferences on a wide variety of topics.

The Dean's Office

Our faculty is administered by several faculty and staff who give leadership and assist the faculty of each department:

David Squires

photo: David SquiresDean of the FPSPA | View Profile
Phone: 604-513-2121 ext. 3469
Email: david.squires@twu.ca
Building: Music Practice Facility

Angela Konrad

photo: Angela KonradAssistant Dean | View Profile
Phone: 604-513-2121 ext. 3576
Email: angelak@twu.ca
Building: Stanley Nelson Centre Lower Level

Jeff Warren

photo: Jeff WarrenArtistic Director, The Verge Art Series | View Profile
Phone: 604-513-2121 ext. 3573
Email: jeff.warren@twu.ca
Building: Music Practice Facility

Carole Davis

Assistant to the Dean and FPSPA
Phone: 604-513-2121 ext. 2036
Email: carole.davis@twu.ca
Building: Music Practice Facility

Ludmilla Plenits

Faculty Assistant - Art and Fine Arts
Phone: 604-513-2121 ext. 2166
Email: ludmilla.plenits@twu.ca
Building: Robert N. Thompson Building East Wing

Shayna Leenstra

Faculty Assistant - Music
Phone: 604-513-2173 Fax: 604-513-2066
Email: shayna.leenstra@twu.ca
Building: Music Practice Facility