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 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.
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.