Manitoba is home to eight public universities and colleges that offer a rich variety of educational opportunities for students. Students also have the option of studying at several religious institutions and technical colleges.
Each institution offers a unique experience for students with different goals. While browsing the career catalogue over at Set Your Course, we asked ourselves, what programs can we point to as truly unique at our institutions?
You may be surprised at the things you can specialize in at Manitoba’s universities. Here are a few programs from our career catalogue that caught our attention. We recently updated the careers to include direct links to program information!
Stay tuned for part two of this article, which will focus on college programs.
Dance at the University of Winnipeg
Dance is one of the Fine Arts that you won’t find at most universities in Canada, but The University of Winnipeg is home to one of the country’s most competitive Dance programs.
The program is part of the Department of Theatre and Film at The University of Winnipeg. With a joint focus on theoretical knowledge and practical application, the in-depth study of film and theatre is one of the University’s unique strengths. The department offers six different concentrations: acting and directing; design; drama in education; filmmaking; playwriting; and stage management and production.
If you’re a film buff or a ballet dancer, The University of Winnipeg could be the perfect place for you to master your art or explore your imagination!
Interior Design at the University of Manitoba
Situated in the Faculty of Architecture, Interior Design at the University of Manitoba offers the only Council for Interior Design Accreditation degree at the master’s level in Canada. It was named by Azure Magazine as one of eight top Interior Design Schools in the world!
The Magazine’s profile also identifies the Department’s 90% rate in job placement. Alumni from the program have made a name for themselves in the industry, including Inger Bartlett (president of Bartlett & Associates), Catherine Dowling (professor at Ryerson University), Carolyn Lee (associate at KPMB Architects).
Icelandic Language and Literature
The University of Manitoba is also home to a Department of Icelandic Language and Literature! The program is available as a major or a minor in a Bachelor of Arts. They also have a Pre-Master’s option.
Rural Development and Psychiatric Nursing at Brandon University
- Bachelor of Arts in Rural and Community Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Rural Development
- Master in Rural Development
Brandon University also offers a graduate degree in Psychiatric Nursing, the first of its kind in Canada. The Master of Psychiatric Nursing program attracts mental health professionals from a variety of fields.
The Centre for Aboriginal Languages and Culture at University College of the North
With campuses at The Pas and Thompson in northern Manitoba, UCN fosters connections with northern communities through training and education in a wide range of subjects. The purpose of the Centre for Aboriginal Languages and Culture is to strengthen those connections through language and culture:
Music Therapy at Canadian Mennonite University
The only place to study Music Therapy in Western Canada is right here in Manitoba at CMU. The Music Therapy Major trains students in skills and techniques that are invaluable in the care professions.
If you’re passionate about helping people and playing music, music therapy might be for you.
Part 2: Unique learning opportunities from Manitoba’s colleges
Make sure to check out part two for more unique programs from Manitoba’s colleges!
Campus Manitoba is a consortium of Manitoba’s public post-secondary institutions. Through collaborative projects and shared services, we facilitate student mobility and expand access to post-secondary programs for students in Manitoba. In addition to campusmanitoba.ca, our websites include ecoursesmb.ca, setyourcourse.ca, and openedmb.ca.