SCA offers the advantages of a small art school - lots of attention from professors, close interaction with fellow students, the familiarity of a small program - with all the advantages of a large university - access to a vast array of courses, faculty engaged in high-level research, excellent facilities, and more.
From the founding of Simon Fraser University in 1965 as a progressive and innovative new university in British Columbia, Canada, the university showed a commitment to cultural animation and the presence of artistic creators and thinkers as an essential component of campus life. In recent years, under the direction of composer, conductor, and artistic director Owen Underhill, and Martin Gotfrit, composer and performer, the School for the Contemporary Arts has continued to thrive, enriching and refining its programs, establishing an ambitious cumulative research profile, and building a reputation for graduating intelligent and resourceful artists and scholars. The School has become more international in its outreach during this period with the introduction of Field Schools in Ghana and India.
Explore your possibilities in dance, film, music, theatre (performance and production & design), visual art, or visual culture and performance studies with the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University. The philosophy of SCA integrates the thinking with the doing of arts. Through courses that emphasize both practice and theory, successful students at the School for the Contemporary Arts create an active response to the cultural milieu through their art.
Simon Fraser University also offers graduate degrees, including the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and the Master of Arts (MA).