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College of Visual & Performing Arts

Join us as we explore the dynamic world of the performing and visual arts! The outreach of the College of Visual and Performing Arts goes far beyond its academic classes; we are a forum for creative exploration. The College of Visual and Performing Arts provides numerous opportunities for students to be mentored by a select group of caring and professionally trained faculty. Whether it is the student recital series, senior art exhibition or student directing for the Playhouse at Anderson University, performance and challenging studio experience await you at AU. All this richness is housed in the state-of-the-art Rainey Fine Arts Center. Be sure to check out the Arts of Anderson University , the Faculty Web Pages and the other Arts Links.

I would be happy to talk to you about your involvement in the Arts of Anderson University. Let me invite you to visit us and attend one of our many arts events.

Simply email me at, or stop by the Callie Stringer Rainey Fine Arts Center.
David Larson, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts
Professor of Theatre
(864) 231-2002

Mission of the College of Visual and Performing Arts

The purpose of the College of Visual and Performing Arts is to support the curricular offerings of the Fine Arts degree programs and to provide a means for all Anderson University students to develop as art practitioners and consumers.

The College of Visual and Performing Arts provides an environment in which students can develop their creative potential; benefit from pedagogical instruction and critique; and display, perform or produce their work for the public.

The College of Visual and Performing Arts reaches both the university community and the greater Anderson community with culturally enriching performances and art exhibits.


    • BA in Art with concentrations in
      • Graphic Design
      • Painting and Drawing
      • Art Education
      • Ceramics
    • BA in Music
    • Bachelor of Music Education, with concentrations in
      • Choral/Vocal
      • Instrumental
    • Bachelor of Music, with concentrations in
      • Keyboard or Instrumental Performance
      • Vocal Performance
      • Worship Leadership
      • Commercial Music (pending approval by National Association of Schools of Music)
    • BFA in Musical Theatre
    • BA in Theatre with Acting/Directing
    • BA in Theatre with a Dance Concentration
    • BA in Theatre with Design Concentration
    • Bachelor of Arts in Secondary English Education (9-12) with Add-on Certification in Theatre

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