Get to Know Us

Welcome to the School of Performing Arts: a place for passion, imagination, and creativity.

Faculty and Staff Quick Facts

Finding Your Creative Home at Virginia Tech

Our students think of our program as their home here at Tech - - we are an intimate school within a large research university. From the moment you arrive on campus, we encourage you to get involved in the classroom and in production.

The People Factor

We are proud to provide small class sizes to maximize student-teacher interaction. Our faculty work closely with our students to ignite a true passion for learning.

  • 66 faculty and staff
  • Approximately 250 students who are majors
  • More than 30% of our students are double majors
  • Over 200 students pursuing minors in our degree programs

We believe that as artists we must also be engaged citizens, working in and with our community.

Facilities and Performance Venues

Our classrooms, production shops, and venues are places to explore and experiment.


The School of Performing Arts is a unit within the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)
Accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

What do students say is so special about the School of Performing Arts?

"I love the genuine support for our learning that our professors give us."

"My faculty advisor really cares about me."

"The curriculum is varied and integrated.  I feel like I am prepared for whatever future I might choose."

"It feels like we're a family.  We work together. We share ideas and projects.  I am so glad I came to Virginia Tech."

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