You can create. You can perform. You can be part of our creative community.
Studios, instruments, stages and showcases all evoke different visions for different art-minded students. But no matter the form, they’re all part of a fine arts education at Friends University that sets the stage for students to foster a more beautiful world.
The location of the campus in a large metropolitan area has allowed Friends University to establish partnerships with museums, galleries, theaters, performing arts organizations that provide opportunities for students to network, exhibit, perform, and seek internships and employment.
Earning a degree in Art at Friends University allows students to study studio art and graphic design using a variety of methods and technology. The emphasis is finding your artistic voice and building a portfolio of your creative work.
Steeped in a longstanding tradition of excellence, the Friends University ballet program is among the top programs in the United States.
With Media Studies and Visual Communication concentrations, this degree provides the opportunities for artists and filmmakers to build careers doing the form of art they love.
Studying Music at Friends University prepares you to pursue professional instruction or performance, while establishing a firm intellectual foundation and boundless artistic development.
Teaching others to read and appreciate different types of music, identify and play instruments, and use their voices to create works of art is a gift to the student and to the world.
The music theatre degree is committed to preparing our students to be the triple threat necessary to succeed in today’s world of music theatre performance.
The theatre program allows students who share an intense joy for performing and producing plays to share the profound ways that theatre art can raise significant questions or communicate insight about the human condition.
- Tim and Gail Buchanan Endowed Chair of the Division of Fine Arts; Professor of Music
- Fine Arts
- B.M., M.M., Indiana University; D.M.A., The Ohio State University