Cultivate your creative passions into practiced skills with majors and minors in the School of the Arts. 

Whether covered in paint or focused on a computer, on the stage or behind the scenes, you’ll revel in a rich understanding of craft, discipline and self-expression. In our intentionally small classes, you’ll get direct feedback and support from accomplished artists, composers and leading industry professionals. Immerse yourself in rigorous study of history, theory and practice while building your critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills. After graduation, command the attention of employers and graduate programs alike, with all the purpose and preparation you’ll need to keep your creative fire burning.

Special Events

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

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.