Visual and Performing Arts Department Programs

Music (BA, minor)

The Mission of the Music program is to: 

  • prepare students for careers and further study in music performance by delivering a creative and comprehensive curriculum of music with emphasis on an orchestral or band instrument, voice or piano that prepare students to begin careers as performers and/or educators;
  • expand knowledge and understanding of music through research and lectures;
  • enrich the general cultural life of the University community through concerts, recitals, and seminars.

Visual Arts (BS, BA, minor)

The mission of the Visual Arts Program within the Visual and Performing Arts Department is providing academic, aesthetic, and technical challenges through a diverse curriculum to talented students who are interested in the production, analysis and promotion of the Visual Arts. Our faculty offers well-organized curricula in a nurturing environment where students are stimulated to ask questions, enabled to solve problems, and challenged to become competitive in their chosen field of study.