Department of Visual and Performing Arts

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts is an interdisciplinary department that offers students the opportunity to study the history, theory and practice of art, design, theater, game design and music. The visual arts programs foster the development of creative processes for the creation of innovative works of art and design while situating the work in the broader contexts of history and culture. The performing arts programs include courses in the history of the disciplines and techniques of performance, which are enriched by an active theater production program and performing ensembles.

Programs in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts offer students a foundation in creative thinking that is recognized as critical to problem-solving and conceptualization, qualities increasingly valued by leaders and organizations in all areas of society.