Director: Pamela Youngblood, Professor
Location: MUSIC 114
The School of the Arts and Design brings together the Departments of Dance, Fashion Design & Merchandising, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts. The School is a community of artists, educators, therapists, and scholars, and serves a diverse student population, especially women, within a liberal arts context.
Interdisciplinary artistic engagement is integral to the School of the Arts and Design. Student and faculty creative involvement is encouraged, across traditional and new media, in a spirit of innovative and inventive collaboration. The faculty and students in dance, fashion design and merchandising, music, theatre, and visual arts come together to share in performance art productions, concerts, exhibitions, and cross-disciplinary projects and programs. The School is committed to promoting understanding and appreciation of the power of the arts to reflect and influence society and to make a difference in the lives of the people they serve.
Performing and exhibiting facilities include the 1150-seat Margo Jones Performance Hall, Redbud Theatre Complex, Eberly Recital Hall, Studio Theatre in the Dance Building and studio performance spaces in Pioneer Hall, and two professional-quality galleries in the Visual Arts Building.
Students may major in any one of the departments with degree programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, the Master of Arts, Master of Music Therapy, Master of Fine Arts, and in Dance, the Doctor of Philosophy degree.
Teacher certification programs are offered in dance, music, and visual arts. Department statements, degree requirements, and course listings for each individual department are in the department sections of this catalog.
Additionally, through a partnership with the College of Business, Fashion Design & Merchandising offers dual degree programs that pair the B.A. and B.S. with B.B.A. degrees.
For more information please see the School of the Arts and Design website.