Why Arts & Humanities at Western?

SASAH: School for Advanced Studies

School for Advanced Studies in the Arts & Humanities offers a learning experience unique in Canada. SASAH delivers a transformative education to a small cohort of top students.


Experiential Learning

We offer many local and international experiential learning opportunities for arts students. Work with community groups and organizations in places such as Cuba and Guatemala.

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Student Life

Get involved! There are endless opportunities for arts students to get involved in clubs, drama productions, publications, events, conferences & more!


Course in Rwanda

Students learn about Rwanda in class, followed by a five-week trip where they are placed in community organizations to witness, and help with, the reconstruction efforts.


Museum and Curatorial Studies

The undergraduate program in Museum and Curatorial Studies is one of the only programs of its kind in Canada, as it prepares students with hands-on work in the museum and cultural sector.


Theatre Studies

Our new Theatre Studies program introduces students to topical social and cultural issues in theatre and performance, and includes an opportunity to study abroad through the Destination Theatre course!


Digital Humanities

Our Digital Humanities program is the first of its kind in Canada. Students develop and use computing tools to explore texts, images, and ideas in novel ways.


Medieval Studies

Our Medieval Studies program brings together over twenty world-renowned medievalists from a variety of disciplines such as art, history, literature, philosophy, music, religion and more.


Archaeological Field School at Vindolanda

Unearth history at the Archaeological Field School at Vindolanda, an ancient Roman military fort on Hadrian's wall in Great Britain.