Pursue your passion and prepare for a career in the arts
The Major in Visual and Performing Arts, one of the few interdisciplinary arts majors in the country, will give you a strong foundation in visual art, music, and theatre in addition to an understanding of how one art form can inform the others. You’ll study art history and design fundamentals, music history and aural skills, and script analysis and acting, and you’ll see what these artforms have in common and how they are performed and exhibited in the real world. Your core courses will help you develop your critical thinking skills and will prepare you to tackle your senior project. With this major, you have the flexibility to receive advising and get hands-on experience in the art form that most excites you.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
- Get broad knowledge in art, music, and theatre
- Complete coursework in the production, performance, critical study of creative work, or exhibits of your choice
- Craft the major to fit your areas of interest
- Complete a capstone / senior thesis project
Concentration in Visual and Performing Arts
Students who double major in Early Childhood or Elementary Education will take a three-part system of courses that include: foundation courses across the department's three disciplines of art, music, and theatre; courses in the interdisciplinary core of the department; and courses on pedagogy and elective courses in a student’s chosen emphasis in the arts.
Why Study Visual & Performing Arts at Worcester State?
- Costume Design for Theatre
- Driftwood to Dumpsters
- Modern Art
- Music of the Cinema
- Gallery and Museum Studies
- Jazz Ensemble
- Music Theory
- Computers and Music
- African Drumming
- Visual Arts in the Schools
See the diverse career paths that a degree in the Visual & Performing Arts can prepare you for.
Explore a wide range of rewarding professional opportunities with your VPA degree from Worcester State.