Mission & Vision

The School of Fine and Performing Arts focuses on art, dance, music, music theater, theater and arts administration.  Through programs that provide a historical, aesthetic, practical and professional perspective, students develop the skills to excel in a professional career while growing intellectually from a broadly based liberal arts curriculum.  The School fosters meaningful engagement in the arts by students who wish to become professional artists as well as students who view the arts as an integral part of overall intellectual growth.  The School nurtures and challenges the artist within all students and prepares them to contribute to an ever-changing global society.