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The Arts

Over 50 years of rich history at FPU

What happens when art is more than an elective?
possibilities are created.

Art is all around us and is part of our everyday life--from the more commonly acknowledged mediums of painting, drawing and ceramics to architecture, digital photography and computer design.

Our music, drama and visual art programs cover the spectrum from classical to contemporary. Ensembles and activities are open to students from all majors and levels of experience. Our programs regularly present concerts, performances and art exhibits featuring our students as well as guest artists.

Students are also just a short commute to some of the finest art venues, museums, galleries, theaters and art organizations in the world. Our central location gives students a wide variety of opportunities to visit, volunteer and intern.

FPU Graduates art
Photo of the Warkentine Culture & Arts Center
Quilted Art
Actor getting makeup done before a performance
Photo a student with a blue shirt painting


Music has the power to ignite passion and stir the soul. Study of music theory and history and the practice of music performance.

Explore Music

Visual Art

Artistic expression blended with practical skills.

Art is about expression – communicating important ideas across a variety of mediums.

Go Deeper

Tells a story

Performance can transport an audience to another time and place, helping us to more deeply understand our human experience.

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