The Department of
Visual & Performing Arts
Join a creative community that celebrates your artistry.
At Calvin, your talent will be ignited by new challenges and creative experiences. You might travel the world as part of a music ensemble, tell stories onstage in the spotlight, or display your artwork in an exhibit. You can do all that and more in one of the most flexible, versatile programs on campus.
In classes, studios, and performance halls, you'll stretch your creativity in ways you never thought possible. You'll also be pushed to continually ask why you're creating, and how it matters to others. With the support of your professors and peers, you'll make art that solves problems and brings change.
You'll learn how your craft can make a difference in careers like business, healthcare, education, and more. And you'll graduate with the confidence to shape a better world through your artistry.
EXPLORE DEGREES IN Visual and Performing Arts
Gain technical skills, a creative mindset, and the confidence to apply them in a career and everyday life. At Calvin, you'll find extensive music opportunities paired with a community that celebrates your achievements.
Learn to challenge and inspire by creating music that speaks to the world around you. Draw on musical insights and instruments from around the world as you compose in music labs, classrooms, and live performances.
Ensembles for everyone
Calvin’s wide array of music ensembles are open to everyone, whether you’re a music major or not. Do you have a passion for jazz? Orchestra? Gospel music? Find an outlet for your skills.
Discover how your art skills will benefit you in a wide range of careers, and make a plan for your next steps after you graduate.
With over 100 majors and programs, you’re bound to find something you love.
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- Communication & Media Studies
- Education (BA, BS)
- Many specializations, including:
- Master of Education (MEd)
- Master of Education (MEd) Online
- Health Sciences
- Exercise Science
- Kinesiology (Pre-professional Emphasis)
- One Health
- Pre-Occupational Therapy
- Pre-Physical Therapy
- Pre-Physician Assistant
- Public Health
- Recreation Leadership
- Speech Pathology and Audiology (BA, MA)
- Master of Speech Pathology
- Theraputic Recreation
- Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
- Actuarial Science
- Computer Science
- Data Analytics
- Data Science
- Environmental Science—Natural Resources Track
- Environmental Science—Naturalist Track
- Environmental Studies
- Social Sciences
- World Languages & Cultural Studies
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