Missouri Valley College Division of Fine Arts

Missouri Valley College Division of Fine Arts

Thank you for your interest in the Missouri Valley College Division of Fine Arts. At Valley you will find programs that lead to BFA, BA and BS degrees in Art, Dance, Music and Theatre. If you are looking for a smaller, more personalized education, one that knows you and invites you to get involved right away, then we encourage you to take a close look at us. Our programs are challenging, creative, and personalized. Our performance opportunities and experiences are varied and diverse. Our students are talented, friendly, and dedicated. Our faculty are committed, passionate, and caring. We encourage you to visit our campus, for a personal tour, where you will have the opportunity to explore our facilities, sit in on classes, meet our students and faculty, and audition or interview for scholarships. Please visit our Fine Arts–Future Students page to schedule a visit or audition.

We offer a BFA in Studio Art, BFA in Graphic Design, a BA/BS in Art Education Certificate (K-12) and a BA/BS in Visual Art. The visual arts have occupied a central place at Missouri Valley College since its beginning in 1889. All students, regardless of their major, are encouraged to take part in the remarkable visual arts program. Located on the top floor of historical Baity Hall, the Art Department offers classes in drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, graphic design, digital imaging, and art history. The Art Department hosts many special events for the campus and community, including guest lectures, film festivals, visiting artist demonstrations, gallery openings and exhibitions, and much more.

If you have any questions about our programs or the audition process, please contact Charity Woodard @ woodardc@moval.edu or 660-831-4175.

We offer a BA in Dance. The Dance program is committed to developing the full potential of students through creative and intellectual inquire. Students have numerous opportunities to perform, choreograph, work with guest artist and design for productions. We offer a variety of coursework and training in ballet, modern, jazz and tap technique, improvisation, composition, dance history, independent study and more.

If you have any questions about our programs or the audition process, please contact Janie Morgan @ morganj@moval.edu or 660-831-4050.

We offer a BA in Music, and a BA in Music Education with Concentrations in Choral or Instrumental. The Music program is committed to helping you become the musician you want to be. Our goal is to help you develop your musical talents to the best of your abilities through personalized instruction and opportunities that will enhance your education.

If you have any questions about our programs or the audition process, please contact Diana Malan @ maland@moval.edu or 660-831-4215.

We offer a flexible BFA in Theatre that allows you to pursue training in traditional focus areas such as Musical Theatre, Performance, Design and Technology, or a customized hybrid incorporating a selection of courses from Theatre, Music, Dance, Art, Mass Comm., and English. We also off the traditional BA in Theatre. You will have the opportunity to play a vital part in our production program from the moment you step on campus. Missouri Valley College is the only college in the state of Missouri that offers an Improvisation class every semester. Improvisation is offered on two different levels, lower division allowing you to develop foundational skills and an advanced course where you learn to apply your skills in performance.

If you have any questions about our programs or the audition process, please contact Harold Hynick @ hynickh@moval.edu or 660-831-4052.

If you are unable to travel to Valley for an audition or interview, you can submit audition/application materials through Acceptd. To begin the process, please choose the specific program you wish to apply for. You will then be directed to a page where you can upload the appropriate materials.