Find your future here

At Rider, you'll find:

  • A supportive, community-focused environment that celebrates diversity and inclusion.
  • Professionally active faculty who bring their artistry, creativity, and experience into the classroom.
  • Rich performance opportunities where you can put what you’ve learned into practice.
  • Ample practice rooms, performance and rehearsal spaces, recording studios, instruments and more.
  • Easy access to New York and Philadelphia where thousands of opportunities await.
  • Leading guests artists and performers who regularly visit campus and enhance our programs.

Explore our arts majors

At Rider, you’ll bring your passion and talents to our intimate and engaged community of gifted students and faculty, all committed to developing and sharing their talents in music and the fine and performing arts.

Which major interests you?

  • Acting for Film, Television and Theatre, B.A.
  • Arts and Entertainment Industries Management, B.A.
  • Dance, B.A.
  • Dance Science, B.A.
  • Music, B.A.M.
  • Music Education, B.M.
  • Music Education, B.M./MME
  • Music Production, B.A.
  • Musical Theatre, B.F.A.
  • Musical Theatre: Music Direction, B.M.
  • Theatre, B.A.
  • Voice Performance, B.M.

Why choose Rider

Our exciting coursework, distinguished and motivating faculty, abundant performance facilities, along with our strong arts community, provide students with a rich, robust training and education in all aspects of life in the arts.


annual student performances


major productions (including 3 musicals, 3 non-musicals & 2 cabarets)


choirs, including our Grammy Award-winning Westminster Symphonic Choir

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