The Department of Visual and Performing Arts includes instructional programs in art and design studies, music, and theater.
The Department of Visual and Performing Arts trains students in the technical skills, the theoretical underpinnings and the sociocultural context for the disciplines represented by the academic programs. The faculty inspires students to make creative and expressive ideas in the foundation of their lives and in their work, which is the essence of the cultivation of the human mind and spirit. In its collaborative enterprises, the department provides opportunities for students to work closely with faculty and staff in its academic courses. Community members join the department for many productions and activities. The department incorporates appropriate elements from Northern New Mexico’s artistic, theatrical and musical culture in its courses and productions, which relate to the rich heritage of Hispanic and Native American cultures that are distinctive to New Mexico. The department prepares its students for an active professional life in each discipline through the knowledge, creativity, teaching skills and dedication of its faculty and staff, showing excellence in teaching, discovering, preserving and applying knowledge.
FINE ART | MUSIC
Music Technology and Composition
Art (Art Studio Emphasis)
Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Arts