Visual and Performing Arts

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The Power of Expression

From our impressive facilities to our small class sizes, it’s easy to see why students love the fine arts at Graceland University. Within our Visual and Performing Arts program there are three departments, art, music and theatre, to choose from. In addition to our many courses, each of these departments have specialties in exciting creative endeavors any Graceland student can participate. Take a sculpture or 3D design class, join our band, orchestra or choir or even try out for one of our four major theatre productions that are put on each year.

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Undergraduate Visual and Performing Arts Programs

Our theatre, art, and music departments have a variety of undergraduate degrees across a wide range of creative interests.

Bachelor of Arts – Studio Art
Bachelor of Arts – Graphic Design
Bachelor of Arts – Web Design

Art in Numbers

Employed in Field

79%

Art: Graphic Design graduates

Estimated Salary

$72,400

Music graduates

Employed in Field

40%

Theatre graduates

Estimated Salary

$66,300

Art: Graphic Design graduates

Employed in Field

35%

Music graduates

Estimated Salary

$72,700

Theatre graduates

Upcoming Events

Fall Choirs Concert

October 22, 2021
Shaw Family Auditorium – Shaw Center (Lamoni Campus)

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Chamber Ensemble Concert

October 25, 2021
Shaw Family Auditorium – Shaw Center (Lamoni Campus)

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Halloween Orchestra Concert

October 29, 2021
Shaw Family Auditorium – Shaw Center (Lamoni Campus)

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Meet Our Talented Faculty
What Graceland Students Love About the Arts

The theatre department is incredible; through it I have found my calling and career. I am so fortunate of the foundation Graceland provided me. Graceland is special because of the relationships and traditions they stem from. Once you make it to Graceland, you're one of us and we're all here for you; a worldwide network of supportive, passionate and kind people who all smile in the same language!

Dóri Bosnyák '15 Lead Administrator to the Presidential Lecture and Performance Series, Texas Tech University Film, Theatre & Performance Studies and International Studies
What Graceland Students Love About the Arts

I loved almost everything about Graceland, but I loved hanging out in the Shaw Center. I was always in the piano lab or the practice room. People around the community knew me as the bassoonist, bassoon player, or Puerto Rico. Also, the professors and the staff were great. I'm thankful for everyone I met at Graceland and those who left a positive imprint on me.

Widalys E. Cruz Gonzalez '19 Music Teacher, Diagonal Music
What Graceland Students Love About the Arts

I had the opportunity and ability to be involved in as many activities and organizations as possible. I was involved with house activities, music programs, campus ministries, Enactus, the honors program, and many other activities. My typical day was running between classes, meetings, activities, and self projects from 8am to 11pm. During this time I was able to develop strong time management skills and was able to juggle many different responsibilities and deadlines. In my career and personal life, the time management skills I've developed and my drive to get things done has shaped me into the person that I have become.

Robby Donarski '20 Auditor, Ernst & Young Accounting, Business Administration, Music

Graceland Arts in the News

Read the latest news from the Visual and Performing Arts department and check out our calendar for all upcoming events and performances.

Faculty, Press Release

Karen Gergely Receives Open Educational Resource Grant

September 27, 2021

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Press Release

Visual Art and Graphic Design Graduates Share 2021 Digital Exhibition

April 23, 2021

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Alumni, Press Release

Graceland Students Work with Lamoni Community to Create Mural Downtown

April 19, 2021

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Press Release

Graceland Music Department Presents Of Love and Light

February 22, 2021

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Press Release

Graceland University Music Students Recognized in Solo Competition

February 15, 2021

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Press Release, Students

Two Graceland Theatre Students Advance to KCACTF Region 5 Finals

January 20, 2021

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Contact Us

Learn more about our programs by getting in touch with the different Visual and Performing Arts departments today.