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Department of Visual and Performing Arts

Our department is the home of creative expression at ASU.

Art students learn to expand their creativity and produce works for public display. Music students enjoy a rich academic environment and plenty of opportunities to perform in instrumental ensembles and choirs. Theatre students explore all aspects of dramatic entertainment, including performance, design and business operations.

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


Visual and Performing Arts Events

October 25
Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, Gallery 193
October 26
Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, Gallery 193
October 26
Mayer Administration Building, ASU Auditorium


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.

Around the Department

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

students playing instruments

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.

Student applying make-up

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 University Auditorium. The new ASU Mayer Museum is also set to open soon.

Students playing clarinets

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.