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Message from the Dean

Dr. Jane MacNeilAs Dean of the School of Creative Arts, and the School of Arts and Sciences at Red Deer College, I am proud to serve the largest and most diverse faculty at RDC and to work with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the wider community to build a stimulating learning and research environment. Within the two Schools we define not only next-gen information, but also are committed to developing an informed citizenry primed for a lifetime engaged in civic and public life, and equipped with the knowledge and skill-sets needed to avail themselves of diverse opportunities to adapt to an everchanging environment.

The Schools of Arts and Sciences and Creative Arts are a vast and multidisciplinary academic community. Faculty and students are engaged in teaching and scholarship spanning cognitive research, exquisite performances and animation, the art of language, the language of art, social justice, and several community endeavours. This diversity is a strength, not a challenge. The exceptional creativity and scholarly teaching are central to our goals of learner centredness, academic excellence, enriching learning experiences, and integrating with the community. We are committed to diversity, inclusion, and a healthy and respectful culture.

The Schools house a range of highly ranked programs, and have more than 60 full-time, and several part-time, faculty teaching in applied degrees, collaborative degrees, diplomas, and numerous university transfer programs. Annually, the faculty teach more than 1,400 students within the Schools, as well as numerous students in other RDC Schools. Within the Schools, administrators, faculty, and support staff are dedicated to student success, and I invite you to learn more about our faculty and staff and our shared commitment to the value of education. 

Jane MacNeil, Ph.D.
School of Creative Arts
School of Arts and Sciences