School of Music

The School of Music offers bachelor's degrees in composition, jazz studies, music education, music industry, music theatre and performance; master's degrees in composition, conducting, music education and performance; and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. (540) 568-6714

School of Theatre and Dance

The School of Theatre & Dance in theForbes Center for the Performing Arts offers bachelor's degrees in theatre, dance and musical theatre. (540) 568-6342

School of Art, Design and Art History

The School of Art, Design and Art History offers undergraduate degrees for majors in architectural design, art history, graphic design, industrial design and art; and graduate studies in art and art education. The school also offers an art education licensure to all art majors.  (540) 568-6216

Madison Art Collection and Lisanby Museum

The Madison Art Collection acquires and preserves art and cultural works to foster an informed appreciation of the rich diversity of the human experience and exhbits works to the public through the Lisanby Museum. (540) 568-2661

Institute for Creative Inquiry

The Institute for Creative Inquiry cultivates interdisciplinary collaboration, fostering creative inquiry through team-taught studio seminars, research projects, and faculty and student fellowships. ICI also presents an active program of interactive exhibitions, lectures and discussions. (540) 568-5656

Center for Inclusive Music Engagement

The Center for Inclusive Music Engagement is a collaborative space for practitioners, researchers, and community members to facilitate innovative opportunities for all persons—particularly those are often marginalized in institutional music education contexts—to create, perform, respond, and connect with, in, through, and around music in ways they find meaningful.

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

The Forbes Center for the Performing Arts is the home to the School of Theatre and Dance, provides performance venues and support spaces for the School of Music and showcases work from the School of Art and Art History

The Forbes Center is comprised of the Dorothy Thomasson Estes Center for Theatre and Dance and the Shirley Hanson Roberts Center for Music Performance and houses five state-of-the-art performance venues: the Mainstage Theatre (450 seats), the Concert Hall (600 seats), the Recital Hall (196 seats), the Studio Theatre (200 seats) and the Earlynn J. Miller Dance Theatre (200 seats). It also includes classroom, rehearsal and office facilities.

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