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Department of Visual and Performing Arts


The Department of Visual and Performing Arts prepares future performers and artists by teaching them the basics of their respective crafts. These fundamentals prepare students to become working artists.

The Art program advances understanding and appreciation for the visual arts through courses, exhibitions, research and degree programs. The program also trains artists through the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and educates liberal arts students in the Bachelor of Arts program. The Art program also represents the visual arts on campus and to the surrounding community.

Theatre students are trained by seasoned professional actors, directors, choreographers, dancers and musicians. Their experience gives a practical perspective to aspiring theatre professionals.

Music is a small program of approximately 80 majors and minors who study music in the context of a broader liberal arts education offered through Clarion University. The department prides itself in creating a learning environment that focuses on individual student success. Each student is provided the personalized attention and mentoring necessary to be successful in the music program.