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JMU's College of Visual and Performing Arts is founded on the belief that artistic expression reveals the essential nature and diversity of human experience. Embracing traditional practices as well as contemporary approaches and technologies, the College provides a stimulating environment in which students create, perform, interpret, research, teach and think critically about the arts. The College actively supports creative and scholarly endeavors, collaboration between faculty and students, and interdisciplinary exchange. We are committed to making the arts an integral part of the life of the university and advancing their visibility, accessibility and understanding throughout the region and the world.

School of Art, Design, and Art History: 

• Architectural Design 
• Art Education 
• Art History 
• Graphic Design 
• Studio Art 
• Industrial Design 

School of Music: 

• Composition 
• Jazz 
• Music Education 
• Music Industry 
• Music Performance

School of Theatre and Dance: 

• Dance, Dance Education
• Musical Theatre 
• Theatre, with concentrations in:
  • Design and Technology
  • Performance
  • Theatre Education
  • Theatre Studies