The arts are integral to Davidson students’ lives, whether in classes or crossing campus. Within the rich traditions of the liberal arts that foster new ways of thinking and creating, students also find state-of-the art facilities and instructors who teach and are active in their professional spheres.
Are you pursuing music performance or composition? Acting, directing or stage design? Painting, sculpture, printmaking, digital art? Creative writing in poetry, short story, spoken word form? Working toward a visual art career? Or exploring your creative self for the first time? Davidson College is the place to explore your artistic passions and try something new. It provides encouragement of your dreams and education for your whole life.
A highly selective independent college, Davidson offers a liberal arts education emphasizing creative critical thinking, effective communication, a broad world view, and lifelong learning that prepares students to thrive in a global society and to exert disproportionate impact for good.
Small classes enable our renowned faculty to know well and work closely with their students, particularly in the arts. In the studio, the recital hall, and on the stage, in the classroom and beyond, Davidson cultivates students' creativity, compassion, resilience, and moral courage.
We nurture these values in a community that includes students from 49 states and 39 countries—a community founded on trust as articulated by the Honor Code, and on free, unfettered inquiry. The Davidson Trust supports our campus-wide commitments to access and equal opportunity by guaranteeing to meet 100% of every admitted students’ calculated financial need with a package that imposes no loans.
Whether you are pursuing a career in the arts or exploring your artistic nature for the first time, Davidson is for the most curious and creatively fearless.