Animation Theory and Practice

The Department of Film and Media’s new Certificate in Animation Theory and Practice offers students a unique and innovative opportunity to study animation in an interdisciplinary context that embraces hybrid, experimental approaches to the art form and fosters the innovative analysis of animated media from Classical Hollywood and Studio Ghibli to experimental and VR/AR animation. Students can take a wide variety of courses in animation history, theory and production.

Executive Education

Queen's Executive Education offers customized development programs, digital learning, and open enrollment courses, for a new generation of global leaders. Our unique style of professional development helps organizations, management and leadership to develop their potential, embrace change and improve the lives of us all.

Drama & Music

The Dan School of Drama and Music at Queen's University strives to earn its reputation as one of the world's preeminent centres for the study and creation of drama, music and music theatre. We offer a range of undergraduate, graduate, and community outreach programs, including both practice and theory, and both the traditional and the innovative. In principle, the Dan School embraces all the many disciplines that collaborate to realize the professional performing arts.

Fine Art

Queen’s Bachelor of Fine Art (Visual Art) Program is a small visual art program admitting 30 students per year. The intensive studio training, taught by instructors that are active in their field, alongside visiting artists from across the country and internationally, is complemented by lecture and seminar courses in Art History. The small class sizes and high professor-to-student ratios create an interactive learning environment focusing on three main areas of fine art: painting, printmaking and sculpture/new media.

Film and Media

In the Film and Media Department at Queen’s, you will examine modern forms of film, video, television, and emerging varieties of digital culture. You will study the forces that have shaped film and media communication, explore the history and theory of film production, and engage directly in the production of film and video.

Arts Management

The Arts Management Graduate Diploma program is designed to broaden a student’s knowledge of arts organizations and to help them acquire an understanding of business theories and management techniques and their application, including those in financial and management accounting, arts marketing, arts philanthropy, strategic planning and leadership, and governance.

Arts Leadership

Students receive a 360° view of the arts industry with courses in arts philanthropy and major gifts, arts marketing, cultural policy, strategic thinking and planning, contract negotiation, industrial relations, and an introduction to financial and management accounting. They are exposed to, and taught by, top practitioners in the arts industry who provide a focus on experiential learning through live site research assignments and a final term practicum placement in an arts organization to serve as a capstone project.


Acting, directing, music theatre, design, playwriting, theatre technical production, puppets, opera, theatre history, dance. The DAN School of Drama and Music offers a well-rounded program designed to equip resourceful thinkers with the communication, collaborative, and leadership skills that will enable them to excel in any field they choose. A key part of Drama at Queen’s is the enormous range and number of opportunities offered by many exciting productions, both on stage and backstage, as directors, writers, designers or producers.

Film and Media

With a focus on critical thinking, our students examine a wide variety of media – including film, television, web and social media – in order to better understand and contribute to contemporary visual culture. Our program integrates this material with a diverse range of studies courses in history, theory, and criticism as well as foundational and advanced production courses in digital video, animation, and open media.