Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts
At the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts (MIWSFPA), we are renowned professionals who offer a dynamic range of courses and learning opportunities. We offer a unique student-centered experience in the Department of Dramatic Arts, Music, Visual Arts, and the Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture.
You will be encouraged to develop your creativity and intellectual curiosity. You will experience: small classes; energetic instruction; close mentoring; social engagement; and links to the broader community.
The Walker Gift and New Building Confirmed:
In November 2008, President Jack Lightstone announced a $15-million gift from Marilyn I. Walker, famed fibre artist and philanthropist. Unprecedented in its generosity and foresight, the gift was key to securing the historic Canada Hair Cloth Building (198 St. Paul Street) in downtown St. Catharines for future adaptation as a state-of-the-art learning facility. The university and the city have combined forces to create a Performing Arts Centre and a new home for the MIWSFPA. Construction of this $100 plus-million project is to be completed in Summer of 2015 for the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts.