The School of the Arts offers majors and minors that allow you to practice and cultivate creative skill and imagination in visual and performing formats. Classes build your technical skills, expressive fluency and knowledge of the traditions and works of art within each specific major. A combination of studio and traditional classroom experiences build your critical thinking, collaborative abilities, written and oral communication and professional discipline. Through rigorous study of history, theory and practice, you will prepare for a career as an artist, practitioner, teacher or scholar. Graduates find professional employment opportunities in a wide range of fields, admittance to top graduate schools and a variety of postgraduate studies.

Special Events

Artist Series
The Artist Series has been presenting quality dance, music and theatre to the university and surrounding community since 1902.

Lectures
The school invites distinguished authors, academics and artists to give presentations, talks and readings on campus.

Lore Degenstein Gallery
The gallery aims to exhibit, interpret, collect and preserve objects of art and material culture through a rich and diverse exhibition program.

Faculty/Student Performances
Each semester, the school’s faculty and students present their scholarly accomplishments in a variety of ways. Visit the music and theatre departments for more information.

Senior Scholars Day
Through posters and oral presentations, as well as performances and graphic design displays, students showcase their achievements in a culmination of academic scholarship.

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