Why Drama and Music?

Drama and Music are foundational art forms in human flourishing.

Through the making of music or theatre, artists express ideas that entertain, challenge, or comfort those around us. Music and theatre can intervene in some of the central debates of our times, changing hearts and minds in powerful and unique ways.

The creative arts are also a key part of Canada's economic prosperity and growth.


"The creative industries are a strength of the Canadian economy, at the heart of our competitive advantage on the international stage. Canada's creative industries are strong and innovative and have the potential to be leaders in accelerating the growth of the Canadian economy."

-Government of Canada


Artists have an essential role to play in our societies, and a post-secondary education in Drama or Music can lead to a fulfilling career helping, persuading, and uplifting others.

Many graduates of Drama and Music programs establish dynamic portfolio careers—careers made up of a series of roles in which artists combine their performance, creative, and/or scholarly abilities in a variety of ways. Other graduates seek roles in arts management, live performance, digital and interactive media, libraries and heritage, or educational sectors.

Why Study Drama and Music at Queen's?