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The Department of
Visual & Performing Arts

Academics / Departments & Programs / Visual and 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.

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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.

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Lifelong 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.


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