The main purpose of the Department of Performing and Fine Arts is to produce graduates that are prepared to pursue careers in the arts in all their polysemy. To this end, the department enriches its curricula by providing artist-in-residence programs, distinguished visiting professorships, and special courses that offer opportunities to study at national and international cultural centers with world-class artist-teachers. The department offers programs of study leading to the following degrees: BS in Art Education, BA in Visual Arts, BS in Music Education, BA in General Music, and BA in Theatre. The department also offers minors in Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts.
The Department of Performing and Fine Arts aspires to enhance the quality of life of the individual and that of a diverse community by: 1) becoming a center and resource for teacher excellence in arts education, 2) enriching the communities' quality of life via activities in music, visual arts, and theater, 3) promoting a climate for scholarly engagement with the arts, and 4) providing life-long learning experiences with the arts. Above all, the department seeks to build community through the arts.