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Immerse yourself in what you love best, whether it’s visual or performing arts, media, or communication. Grow with others who are just as passionate and exceptional as you. That’s the beauty of learning in community. You’ll find your people here.

SAMC professors are people of faith and experts in their fields who are committed to seeing you thrive. As your mentors, they will build a safe and welcoming space where you will be challenged to take bold steps, explore ideas of faith and meaning, and push the boundaries of your discipline—to fearlessly engage with and transform culture.

SAMC is home to some of the most collaborative people on campus. Collaboration is key to creating a film, producing a play, publishing a magazine, or bringing a piece of music to life. Master this skill and, as our graduates have learned, you will have your choice of careers. School of the Arts, Media + Culture students are also equipped with other essential and irreplaceable skills. Writers, performers, and directors possess a deep understanding of others—what moves them, inspires them, brings them together. Artists and designers see connections and solutions that others might miss. A thoughtful, savvy, empathetic communicator brings value to a company that no piece of technology could ever replace.

Whether you plan to open your own studio, lead worship, or manage a box office, your time at TWU will prepare you to bring meaning to a world desperate for Christ’s truth, compassion, reconciliation, and hope. You create because it is what God made you to do. Come find your people here.

Upcoming Events

Artist Talk: Lisa Nickel

Langley

Seasons of Life & Landscape: Choir Concert

Surrey

disPLACE: Refugee Stories in Their Own Words

Abbotsford

disPLACE: Refugee Stories in Their Own Words

Abbotsford

disPLACE: Refugee Stories in Their Own Words

Richmond

Latest News

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What's Onstage

Our theatre productions are a favourite “must do” on campus, featuring collaborative work by students across all disciplines in SAMC. We mount four productions in our theatre season, including a musical and a Shakespeare play in alternating years.

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Alumni+ Tour

Experience the best of London and Paris with a community of TWU alumni, faculty, and friends! Sacred spaces, splendid places – you’ll be guided and educated by our own David Squires and make memories to last a lifetime.

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Travel Studies

Travel studies allow you to immerse yourself in a different culture. Every moment spent abroad is an opportunity to learn. TWU professors lead the courses, joined by guest speakers who provide a local perspective.

Dean's Corner

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Dr. David Squires

WELCOME TO SAMC

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 fundamentally and amazingly creative. SAMC is a rich and stimulating academic community of people who believe in the power and the wonder of words and ideas, music and images, story and relationship. As highly creative and skilled artists, scholars, and leaders, we fully engage the culture in which we live, and are dedicated to mentoring students in the development of their own personal voice.

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, our students are exploring and taking risks, discovering their human potential and preparing for professional lives beyond university.

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

Check out SAMC’s programs in Art + DesignMedia + CommunicationMusic, and Theatre, and the interdisciplinary program in the Arts, Media + Culture which draws from many different departments. You’ll find our courses and programs culturally relevant, academically rigorous, and spiritually vital.

Inspire…Change…Inspire change

Meet the Faculty

E. Ruth Anaya, DLitt et Phil

Assistant Professor of Cross-Cultural and Leadership Communication; Media + Communication; School of Business

Lloyd Arnett, PhD

Associate Professor of Theatre

Doris Auxier, MFA

Chair and Associate Professor, SAMC Art + Design

Paolo Bortolussi, DMA

Instructor in Music - Flute

Loranne Brown, MFA

Assistant Professor of Media + Communication

Robert Caldwell, BMus

Instructor in Music - Percussion