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Breaking News

TWU band and orchestra features dance-themed works

The Trinity Western University Concert Band and Orchestra perform a lively assortment of dance-themed works at Celebrating Dance, a pair of concerts in Langley and Abbotsford on November 27 and 28.  Read More

TWU advent plays offer something fresh for the Christmas season

As Christmas approaches, some adults wonder if that age-old story has any surprises left. Lloyd Arnett, a playwright, director, and TWU professor, says yes.  Read More

The Glory of the Lord appears...

Tickets to the annual favourite, Christmas at the Chan, go on sale Oct. 21. Read More

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TWU Chamber Singers to perform music that delights the soul

TWU Chamber Singers present Delight, a pair of choir performances that give an upbeat take on traditional praise. Read More

The much-loved story of Anne Frank is brought to TWU's stage

The Diary of Anne Frank runs October 27 - November 7. Read More

SAMC's Verge Conference explores connection between arts and the environment

Keynote speakers from U of A, UVic headline 10th anniversary conference. Read More 

From SAMC to mental health advocacy

Media + Communication alum Lauren Bersaglio's journey. Read More


 Dean's Corner


Dr. David Squires

Welcome to SAMC

Our world is full of art and ideas...everywhere we turn we encounter words, music, images. Human beings – created in the image of a Creator God – are fundamentally and amazingly creative. SAMC is a rich and stimulating academic community of people who believe in the power and the wonder of words and ideas, music and images, story and relationship. As highly creative and skilled artists, scholars, and leaders, we fully engage the culture in which we live, and are dedicated to mentoring students in the development of their own personal voice. Read more

First Things 2015

Dean's address, SAMC fall kick-off, Sept 9, 2015. Read more

First Things 2014

Dean's address, SAMC fall kick-off, Sept 3, 2014. Read more

First Things 2013

Dean's address, SAMC fall kick-off, Sept 4, 2013. Read more

First Things 2012

Dean's address, SAMC fall kick-off, Sept 5, 2012. Read more

First Things 2011

Dean's address, SAMC fall kick-off, Sept 14, 2011. Read more

A Vision for the School of the Arts, Media + Culture

Dean's address, delivered at the launch of SAMC, April 6, 2010. 
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