Arts, Literature and Communication
Imagination, curiosity, self-direction
The Arts, Literature and Communication program at Marianopolis is a two-year, pre-university program that allows you to express yourself while gaining all the skills and prerequisites you need to follow a university program in the arts and other non-science areas. Marianopolis offers you a wide range of course choices that allow you to adapt the program to your personal interests and forge your own path.
WHO IS THE PROGRAM FOR?
Do you have an interest in the traditional arts disciplines which emphasize cultural awareness, analysis and critique of such areas as literature, communications, ﬁlm studies and the histories of art and music; or in creative disciplines such as art, writing, music, ﬁlmmaking and theatre? If the answer to any of these is “yes,” then the Marianopolis Arts, Literature and Communication program is for you.
WHERE DOES IT LEAD?
- Art Administration
- Art Education
- Art History
- Art Therapy
- Communications, Media, Journalism
- Comparative Literature
- Creative Writing
- Digital Imaging
- Foreign Relations
- Film Studies
- Graphics, Design
- Public Relations
- Studio Arts
The world of culture is a fascinating place. The Marianopolis Arts, Literature and Communication (ALC) program gives you the most room to explore it. Join us and discover everything from Digital Art and Religious Studies, to Philosophy, Filmmaking and Music Technology. Learn or improve your Italian, Spanish, German or French. Create your own journey through this enriching combination of creativity and analysis!
As Marianopolis ALC students, you and your classmates make up a small and friendly community. Together, you explore culture, apply theoretical and creative ideas and learn to analyze and critique various forms of arts, literature and communication. Our teachers are eager to support you on your explorations and to share with you their expertise. Many are artists and published authors in their own right.
To help you develop the knowledge and skills to plan your own projects, you will be guided by our four course categories of Exploration, Critique, Technique and Creation. In Exploration and Critique courses, you can study Fine Arts, Modern Languages, History, Philosophy and Religion. In Technique and Creation courses, you develop skills in Studio and Digital Art, Filmmaking, Theatre and Writing – as well as the ability to perform in your own production. At Marianopolis, as an ALC student, you can also opt to take Math as one of your electives.
You have many chances to visit galleries, discover Montreal architecture and go on a variety of field trips both in and outside Montreal. During your final year, you will have the opportunity to present a final project to the public during ArtsFest, the College’s multidisciplinary interactive two-week festival which takes place on campus each spring.
When it is time to apply to university, your teachers help you to prepare your portfolios and auditions.
If you are a music performer and want to continue with your instrument, you can complete a Double DEC and study both Music and ALC.
“Marianopolis is a place where I instantly felt comfortable. From learning from teachers with a wealth of knowledge to getting involved in a multitude of ways, Marianopolis became a place of expression, discovery and creativity that will stick with me forever.”
Perspectives in Arts and Literature I
Choose 1 Techniques course
Choose 2 Explorations courses
Perspectives in Arts and Literature II
Choose 1 Techniques course
Choose 1 Explorations course
English: Memory and Imagination
Perspectives in Contemporary Arts and Literature
Choose 2 Critique courses
Choose 1 Creation or Language course
Choose 1 Critique course
Choose 2 Creation courses
Explorations: choose from courses in Art History, Cinema, English, Fine Arts, French, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies and Theatre
Techniques: choose from courses in Computer Science, English, Filmmaking, Fine Arts, French and Theatre
Critique: choose from courses in Art History, Cinema, English, Fine Arts, French, Mathematics, Philosophy and Religious Studies
Creation: choose from courses in English, Filmmaking, Fine Arts, French, German, Italian, Philosophy, Spanish, Religious Studies, Theatre and Music Technology)
Want to know more?
If you have questions about the Arts, Literature and Communication program, please contact:
Coordinator, Arts, Literature and Communication Program
514.931.8792, ext. 417
For more information on applying
514.931.8792, ext. 300