a place for Creativity

We believe in the transformative power of the performing arts.

Maria Jernigan named 2018 Undergraduate Student of the Year

Maria Jernigan named 2018 Undergraduate Student of the Year

Maria Jernigan, a triple major from Virginia Beach, Virginia, thinks about how virtual reality could enhance high school learning. She absently taps an old-fashioned fountain pen against her notebook as she outlines a project that transports students to Washington, D.C., and Beijing to explore political issues that affect both the United States and China. She hopes the technology will motivate students to solve global issues through collaboration. [...]

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2018 Summer Arts Festival presents “Charlotte’s Web”

Studio Theatre, Squires

June 16, 17, 18, 2018

Free; reservations strongly suggested

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2018 Summer Arts Festival Outdoor Concerts Featuring Hoppie Vaughan and the Ministers of Soul

Rainsite: Squires Old Dominion Ballroom

Henderson Lawn

Friday, June 22, 2018

Free

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2018 Summer Arts Festival Outdoor Concerts Featuring the Rick Strickland Band

Rainsite: Squires Old Dominion Ballroom

Henderson Lawn

June 29, 2018

Free

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Our Programs at a Glance

Music

Our program in Music offers a range of degree options: performance, composition, education, and technology.

A low ratio of students to teachers (10:1) allows us to work closely with you.

Our faculty of distinguished teaching artists and internationally known visiting artists are here to help you develop your own talents and aesthetic.

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

Music Admissions and Auditions Form

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Theatre

Our program in Theatre reaches beyond the conventional, producing contemporary works alongside new takes on classic plays.

We believe in learning by doing: in the classroom and in production.

Our low ratio of students to teachers (10:1) allows us to work closely with you to develop your own talents.

We offer both a B.A. and an M.F.A. degree in Theatre. Learn more about the graduate program.

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

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Cinema

Our Cinema Production and Studies program features a variety of courses in production, film history, and criticism.

The program is hands-on - - the opportunity to work on projects using the latest tools and technology is made available from the first semester in the program.

We encourage creative student work that develops communication and collaboration skills.

Our faculty serve as guides to help you to develop your own artistic aesthetics.

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

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To make a gift to the School of Performing Arts visit the link below. Designate your gift to the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Once you select the College a secondary field will open and you may then designate the School of Performing Arts.

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