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College of Visual and Performing Arts

Dean – Andrew Martin
Associate Dean – Dr. Keith Dye
Lead Advisor – Kathy Nordstrom
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The College of Visual & Performing Arts offers a diverse array of programs and courses in art, music, theatre, and dance.  The College seeks to prepare students who will be leaders in the profession by employing the highest standards in performance, teaching, research, and artistic and creative vision.  Moreover, the College provides students with opportunities to be innovative and confident, to think critically, and to be successful in their chosen field.  Importantly, our courses and degrees emphasize synthesis and connection via academic and creative programs, internships and service learning.  Lastly, the College contributes cultural enrichment and an understanding of the arts locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

DEPARTMENTS                                                                 UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES
School of Art                                                                                        Bachelor of Arts
School of Music                                                                                   Bachelor of Music
Department of Theatre & Dance                                                     Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of General Studies


Major in Art with fields of specialization in:       
Visual Studies (leading to teacher certification) (BFA.)
Communication Design (BFA)
Studio Art (BA & BFA)    
Art History (BA.)


Major in Music with fields of specialization in: 
Music (leading toward teacher certification) (BM)                      
Music Performance (BM)
Music Composition (BM)
Music Theory (BM)
Music (BA)


Majors in Theatre Arts and Dance with fields of specialization in:      
Theatre Arts – Acting (BFA)
Theatre Arts – Design/Technology (BFA)
Theatre Arts (can seek teacher certification) (BA)
Dance (can seek teacher certification) (BA)


Major in General Studies (BGS)



Art History, Studio Art, Music, Dance, Theatre Arts, Theatre Arts Acting, Theatre Arts Design

Scholarships available to College of Visual & Performing Arts students include the need-based H.Y. Price Scholarship.  Individual departments in the College of Visual & Performing Arts offer additional scholarships.