Theatre and Film Studies

Overview

From films to Fringe theatre, from political rallies to smartphone videos, we relate to the world by performing and by observing others’ performances. As a Theatre and Film Studies major, you’ll study performance in a range of media, cultures and historical periods, and engage with the process of conception, design, production and reception of performance. Your Theatre and Film Studies major will begin in your second year, following an exploratory general first-year program called Humanities I.
 

Philosophy

Overview

Philosophy is used to clarify and interpret important concepts such as truth, God, mortality, beauty, knowledge, and reality. These concepts play an important role in our self-understanding and our interpretation of the world. As a Philosophy major, you’ll learn about the kind of questions that philosophers ask, and about the many different areas that interest them. Your major in Philosophy will begin in your second year, following an exploratory general first-year program called Humanities I.
 

 

Music

Overview

McMaster’s Music program provides a thorough grounding in theory, general musicianship, history, and performance, and allows students to focus on specific areas of interest, such as music education, history or theory. Our unique Music Cognition program allows music students to study how music is perceived in the brain and how it intersects with other aspects of intellectual development. Your study of Music at McMaster begins in your first year.
 

Music

Overview

McMaster’s Music program provides a thorough grounding in theory, general musicianship, history, and performance, and allows students to focus on specific areas of interest, such as music education, history or theory. Our unique Music Cognition program allows music students to study how music is perceived in the brain and how it intersects with other aspects of intellectual development. Your study of Music at McMaster begins in your first year.
 

Media Arts

Overview

Media Arts at McMaster is an innovative program, which examines computer-based works that integrate multiple media into an artistic whole. Students both study and create multimedia works that use audio, video, animation, and text in an informative and artistically interesting fashion. Your major in Media Arts will begin in your second year, following an exploratory general first-year program called Humanities I.
 

Linguistics

Overview

Have you ever wondered how many languages are spoken in the world? Are you intrigued by how children begin to acquire language, or by how we can teach machines to understand human language? If so, you should think about studying Linguistics – the scientific study of human language. Your major in Linguistics will begin in your second year, following an exploratory general first-year program called Humanities I.
 

Justice, Political Philosophy and Law

Overview

McMaster’s Justice, Political Philosophy and Law program fosters a sophisticated understanding of the law and legal institutions, and of the political and moral theories that address the value and justice of these institutions. As a JPPL major, you’ll study a wide range of topics including law, policy, global politics, moral theory, feminist jurisprudence, human rights, and globalization. Your major in JPPL will begin in your second year following a successful application to the program. 


 

iArts

Overview

Our iArts (Integrated Arts) program invites you to direct your path wherever your creativity takes you – from acting, to painting, to writing, to sculpting objects, devising plays, crafting essays, etching prints, researching cultural histories, creating digital videos, staging immersive installations and more. In iArts, you’ll have the freedom to learn in, across and between many disciplines. You’ll begin your iArts degree in your first year. 
 

History

Overview

The historian’s obligation is to sharpen our awareness of the mechanics of change and, so far as possible, to explain it. As a History major, you’ll study a broad range of courses, and be introduced to the important interactions between great nation-states, as well as to significant social themes, stretching across class, race, and gender. Your major in History will begin in your second year, following an exploratory general first-year program called Humanities I.
 

Global Peace and Social Justice

Overview

The Global Peace and Social Justice program seeks to understand the reasons for confrontation and violence on all levels and, by understanding, to find ways to transform or prevent destructive conflicts. The program covers a wide range of fields including philosophy, religion, politics, anthropology, the sciences, and many others. Your major in Global Peace and Social Justice will begin in your second year, following an exploratory general first-year program called Humanities I.