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Arts Studies

Apply your vision to solve problems creatively and bring artistic expression to our changing world.

Program Overview

Discover ways to connect your chosen arts field with other areas in the humanities and sciences. You will progress through one of four foundational areas: film studies, musictheater or visual arts.

During your course of study, you’ll identify key concepts, literature and issues in your foundation area, formulate a research question, and develop and apply research skills needed for multidisciplinary projects.

What Can I do With My Degree?

Our students learn skills that apply to many fields, which are relevant in a changing, interdisciplinary and global world. They find work in museums and art galleries, sound studios, arts nonprofits and community arts programs. Graduates follow their passions to make art, teach others and start their own businesses.

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Get Involved

Arts Club

This club is for all students in any discipline that are interested in film studies, music, theater, visual arts or other art forms. Help organize and participate in art exhibits, visiting artist lectures, arts workshops and campus arts activities. Contact Victoria Ralston for more information.

Arts Studies Symposia 

The arts studies program sponsors the Arts Now Series, a season of evening programs featuring the best of cutting-edge art.

Connect With Us

Undergraduate Program Contacts

Rodney Waschka, program director
Email: waschka@ncsu.edu
Phone: 919-515-5464

Carol Ann Lewald, director of undergraduate advising
Email: calewald@ncsu.edu
Phone: 919-515-0449

Meet Our Faculty

Our faculty come from a variety of backgrounds in film studies, music, theater and visual arts. Find a full listing here.

Social Media

Follow Arts NC State on Facebook to learn more about upcoming programs and events.