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Here, you will gain the real-world knowledge and skills you need to succeed in your chosen career field, or advance to graduate school.


  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Music
  • Bachelor of Music (B.M.) with All-Level Teacher Certification
  • Bachelor of Music (B.M.) with Specialization in Applied Performance
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A Bachelor of Arts in Music degree will prepare you for careers in performance, conducting, the music business and arts management, among others.
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Studio Art
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Our art degree is in studio art and will prepare you for a career as a studio artist, graphic designer or art teacher, as well as many other fields.
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Theatre
  • B.A. in Theatre with Teacher Certification
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The theatre degree can be specialized for performance, theatre design and technology, or teacher certification to prepare you for careers in theatre.

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A student painting in an art class

Art Students

Art students learn to expand their creativity and produce works for public display.

An ASU student playing piano on stage with the ASU Orchestra

Music Students

Music students enjoy a rich academic environment and plenty of opportunities to perform in instrumental ensembles and choirs.

Theatre students in costume acting in a play on stage.

Theatre Students

Theatre students explore all aspects of dramatic entertainment, including performance, design and business operations.

Visual and Performing Arts Events

  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “It’s great coming to college, especially ASU, where you have a whole building dedicated to the fine arts. You are around the same people who are striving for the same thing you are.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/iamangelo/coulter.php">Coulter McWilliams</a></strong>, Music Education</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “I chose Angelo State because of the environment, people, relationships and connections that I have made.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/iamangelo/coulter.php">Coulter McWilliams</a></strong>, Music Education</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “I want others to know that you don’t even have to know Spanish or even be of Mexican descent to enjoy mariachi. You can feel the meaning of the music. The music feels you.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Analeah Zamarron</strong>, Class of 2026, Violin</p> </blockquote>

Around the Department

If you are planning a career in art, music, theatre or teaching, you have come to the right place. Your ASU degree is your ticket to join the exciting and dynamic world of professionals who entertain us, amuse us, bring us to tears, and inspire us with their creativity and vision.

Take a look at some other aspects of our department that make ASU an outstanding place to study visual and performing arts.

Members of Ram Band walk together and smile.

Exhibit and Perform

Display your art in our Gallery 193 and other venues on campus, as well as several local art studios. Join one or more of our choirs, instrumental ensembles, Ram Band and/or full symphony orchestra. Perform, design or crew for the six drama productions we present every year.

Ceramics student listening to music while painting a clay pot.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

We have dedicated studios for art, graphic design, sculpture and ceramics, as well as music studios for instruments and vocals. Theatre students have their own design workshops, and they present plays in our Modular Theatre and the Elta Joyce Murphey Auditorium.

My Fair Lady actors performing

Student Organizations

Join one or more of our art, music and theatre student organizations and honor societies for professional development, networking and social activities as you really get to know your fellow students and professors.