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Welcome

Are you the type of person who sees a career in the arts?

Who understands that music, dance, theatre and art are important in relating to other disciplines? Who craves artistic classes as part of your curriculum? You're creative. You're unconventional. But you're so much more. We are your canvas. We are your stage. We are your school. NKU School of the Arts.

In the News

Simply, everything is going on here at the School of the Arts.

Whether we are producing a musical or utilizing our dance classes to collaborate with therapeutic exercise in health sciences, we are on the cutting edge of transdisciplinary studies. Yes, we're hosting concerts, but we're also preparing students to produce better rock n' roll shows. We can teach you to feel comfortable in front of the camera, which could lead to dozens of careers. Here, you will dance, you will sing, and most of all, you will achieve.



  • table display with plates, food, breadVisual Arts
    Soulful Pottery Work

    Alumna Didem Mert Gains National Attention for Soulful Pottery Work

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    man in headphones sitting on motorcycleVisual Arts
    Photography Skills

    While many students were settling into their beach chairs to work on those summer tans, 12 NKU students were still hard at work in the classroom.

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    man and woman actors in a playTHEATRE + Dance
    The Final Curtain

    NKU Seniors Give Last Performances During Y.E.S. Festival

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    trumpet players standing in a line with music standsMusic
    Jazz Studies

    Jazz Studies at NKU Filling Community with Sweet Sounds

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  • woman in black dress holding trumpetMusic
    Trumpet

    NKU musical performance major qualifies for National Trumpet Competition

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    full cast of play singing on stage in costumeTHEATRE + Dance
    Les Misérables

    Performance of a Lifetime: Paducah Trio Stars in NKU Production of Les Misérables

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    woman student with backpack outside in front of treeVisual Arts
    Rose Thompson

    NKU Art Student Emma Rose Thompson Co-Curates Community-Wide Arts Fest

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    female actors and dancers performing on stageVisual Arts
    Super Bowl

    NKU Grads Help Plan Katy Perry's Super Bowl Halftime Show.

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  • full cast of play posing on stage in costumeTHEATRE + Dance
    Ellie Chancellor

    Ellie Chancellor Fulfilling Passion to Create Art Every Day at NKU

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    homecoming king and queen posing for photo with parentsVisual Arts
    Nikole Barkalow

    Queen Nikole Barkalow Shines Bright as a Learner, Leader, and Inspiration to Others

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    cast of play posing on stage in costumeTHEATRE + Dance
    Failure

    Life and Love on the Clock in Latest NKU Theatre Production

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    female dancers performing on stageTHEATRE + Dance
    The Bacchae

    NKU Theatre and Dance Brings Greek Tragedy 'The Bacchae' to Life

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120
Students
0
Performances
each year
0
Art
Internships
10000
Patrons
in 2014

It's in the numbers

With 8 majors, more than 45 specializations to study

and 15 regional arts partners, NKU’s transdisciplinary School of the Arts is positioned to become a powerhouse of fine and performing arts in the Midwest.