In accordance with the mission of the University, the School of Music, Theatre and Dance seeks to enable students to understand and embrace the artistic expression of all cultures, empowering them to enrich the human experience for themselves and others.
The School consists of five departments Music Education, Music Performance, Music Studies, Theatre and Dance. All our programs are nationally accredited; the School offers an impressive variety of degrees and certificates at the Bachelors through the doctoral level.
With more than 1000 students, excellent facilities and an internationally recognized faculty of well over 100 members, the School of Music, Theatre and Dance is a vibrant community of artists that produces more than 350 performances, lectures and other events. The School is engaged with its community and committed to student success. As the largest and most comprehensive school of the performing arts in North Carolina and one of the largest in the southeast and the nation, it has the capacity to provide experiences that other institutions cannot. We have a strong record of helping students develop their craft and the necessary knowledge to succeed in the highly competitive world of the arts. Because we are part of a large research university, a full range of interdisciplinary and collaborative opportunities are close at hand.