University of Manitoba

About the University of Manitoba

Founded in 1877, the University of Manitoba was the first western university in Canada. It is also Manitoba’s largest research-intensive post-secondary education institution. More than half of the University’s students entering first year have a high school average of 85% or more.  It is located in the city of Winnipeg, at the geographical centre of Canada.

About the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music

The faculty of Music has internationally acclaimed artist-teachers and scholars who share a passion for teaching and are committed to excellence and student success. The school provides numerous opportunities for performance. The University is located in one of Canada’s most culturally vibrant and artistically diverse cities.

The programs teach the skills and experience needed to prepare for a wide range of music and music-related careers. The faculty provides a collaborative and stimulating learning environment with an outstanding academic/performance curriculum. They provide a broad exposure to a wide range of classical and jazz styles taught by leading experts and instruction in all orchestral, band, jazz, instrumental and vocal areas.


About the School of Art

The School of Art was established in 1913 and is Western Canada’s oldest art institution. Originally known as the Winnipeg School of Art, it has since been known simply as the School of Art.

The School emphasizes traditional grounding in skills-based visualization and art historical knowledge connected to contemporary research in creative practices in art, design and scholarly activities. Areas of focus include: art history, ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, print media, sculpture and video.

From undergraduate and graduate programs, the School of Art graduates energetic artists, scholars and designers who travel beyond the region to establish successful careers and make significant contributions to local, national and international cultural communities.


The School of Art occupies a key role in Western Canada for the implementation of contemporary practices in the visual arts, design and historical scholarship. The School is committed to advancing excellence in creativity, research, critical thinking and knowledge in the service of the Winnipeg community and, through its alumni, the local and national contexts and the global cultural community. Through the new Master of Fine Art program, the school will make important contributions to research and knowledge in traditional and experimental art practices.