Play an instrument. Sing in an ensemble. Act. Sculpt. Sew. Build. Students from all majors can perform, design, compose, and lead with a minor in the Visual and Performing Arts Program. We emphasize artistic, practical, and analytical attributes that round out your education and create lifetime memories. Looking for music? We offer three different music concentrations to our students.

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Create. Expand. Connect. Experiment with materials. Explore contemporary and traditional forms. Study many kinds of art, or focus on one. Cultivate your creativity in a minor that’s flexible and tailored to how you learn.

Students playing in the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra, a close view of the violinists.


Concentrate in general music, jazz, or music technology. This broad minor provides a background in theory and history, instrumental or vocal lessons, experience with technology, improvising, and arranging, as well as opportunities to sing or perform in an ensemble.

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Music Composition

Complete courses in theory, music history, contemporary music, and composition courses, culminating in scoring for an orchestral film reading session with the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra.

Student playing large drums in the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra.

Music Performance

Take your love for singing or playing to the rehearsal room and stage. The music performance minor focuses on private music instruction, ensemble participation, conducting, and interpretation, all built on a foundation of music theory and history.

Student singing while holding a child's hand in a performance on stage.

Theatre Arts

Perform in one of the department mainstage productions. Take courses in acting, voice, sound, lighting, and electronic media. This broad minor is for anyone who wants to be a part of live theatre.

A group of technical theatre students sitting backstage at a table with laptops and headsets with microphones discussing.

Technical Theatre

Work backstage in areas such as stagecraft, design, props, costume, stage management, lighting, and sound. The technical theatre minor is an optimal way to couple your passion for the theatre with interest in engineering, computer science, or business.