posted on Oct. 17: Music, art, multimedia on stage for School of the Arts open house


About 275 high school students and their teachers have accepted an invitation to view McMaster's School of the Arts in action — making music, creating multimedia, acting and sculpting to name a few activities.

The students, from 110 schools in southern Ontario, are on campus today (Oct. 17) to take part in the second annual open house presented by the School of the Arts.

“The response has been overwhelming, it's been amazing,” said Terri Galan, who has been co-ordinating logistics for the event on behalf of Susan Fast, the school's acting assistant director and open house organizer.

Students will attend an introductory session at Robinson Memorial Theatre at 9:30 a.m. and will then go to the subject area they are interested in to attend lectures, performances or workshops. The four areas are art and art history, music, drama and multimedia.

Depending on the stream they choose, students can attend a jazz improvisation class, a sculpting class or a multimedia tutorial in the new multimedia wing.

Students will also be given an introduction to the new communication studies program.