Arts & Humanities


Programs Offered

Classical Studies / English and Writing Studies / Film Studies / French Studies / Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies / Languages and CulturesLinguistics Medieval Studies Philosophy / School for Advanced Studies in the Arts & Humanities (SASAH) / Theatre Studies / Visual Arts

Relive Virtual Fall Preview Day

Watch recorded sessions from the big event. Get ready to fall in love with Arts & Humanities at Western.

Recorded Sessions

Welcome Presentation
Discover Arts & Humanities at Western during this presentation with Dean Milde and Associate Dean Isaacs. (watch video)

Alumni and Student Panel
Learn about student life and opportunities during your time at Western from upper-year students and two recent class of 2020 graduates, moderated by Associate Dean Isaacs. (watch video)

Departmental Overview Presentations
Explore our programs and learn about all the great opportunities available in Arts & Humanities at Western. 

  • SASAH: The School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities
    Learn more about this one-of-a-kind, interdisciplinary advanced liberal arts program from Patrick Mahon, Director of SASAH. Meet our current faculty, students, alumni and discover how this program delivers a transformative education for leaders to creatively engage with global challenges. (watch video)
  • Theatre Studies, English and Writing Studies, Film Studies
    Join us for presentations by Theatre Studies Program Director Kim Solga; English and Writing Studies Department Chair Manina Jones; Alice Munro Chair in Creativity Ivan Coyote; and Film Studies alumnus Erik who shares his experience interning at the Toronto International Film Festival. (watch video)
  • Visual Arts 
    Meet Undergraduate Chair Tricia Johnson and hear about program options in Art History, Studio Art and Museum & Curatorial Studies. Learn about dual degree options, internships, as well as tips and tricks for submitting your portfolio for our BFA Studio Art program. (watch video)
  • Classical Studies
    Discover Classical Studies in this presentation by faculty members Alexander Meyer, Elizabeth Greene and Kelly Olson who discuss how Classical Studies address questions of who we are today by exploring the foundational cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. (watch video)
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies
    Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies is a dynamic field that focuses on issues of social justice in relation to gender and sexuality. Meet our Department Chair, Wendy Pearson, our faculty members, and students to learn about our program and course offerings. (watch video)
  • Philosophy
    Philosophy at Western ranks among the Top 50 programs in the world, and is one of the top two in the country. Professor Jackie Sullivan will share an overview of the department, course offerings, as well as ways to connect through clubs and extracurriculars. (watch video)
  • Linguistics
    Learn how this interdisciplinary program will familiarize you with the analytical tools needed to understand sound, word, meaning and sentence structures, as well as historical and social variation in language. (watch video)
  • French Studies
    In this presentation, Undergraduate Chair John Nassichuk and Department Chair Jean Leclerc will discuss how French Studies at Western can help you enrich your cultural and linguistic competence in both of Canada’s official languages. (watch video)
  • Medieval Studies
    Experience the Middle Ages in all its glory through an exciting, Faculty-wide program led by over twenty of Western's world-renowned medieval experts.Meet program Director Jane Toswelland hear more about what this program has to offer. (watch video)