As a liberal arts institution, Walsh University weaves the visual and performing arts throughout the student experience. From dedicated majors and minors ... to elective courses in photography, fine art and music ... to involvement in choir, marching band and theater, there is something for everyone.

Majors: Graphic Design, Museum Studies, Web Design, Visual & Performing Arts

Minors: Art, Art History, Music

Visual Arts

Digital Photojournalism

The digital photojournalism course is a lecture/lab course dealing with fundamental aspects of modern photojournalism including digital photography, basic computer application and photo shooting experimentation.  The course is offered every fall semester and culminates in an exhibit installed in the Massillon Museum’s gallery, Massillon, Ohio.  Student work is not only exhibited but offered for purchase too. 

Fine Arts

Walsh offers numerous art courses for students to gain experience in various mediums. Areas include Drawing, Watercolors, Visual Order, and Special Topics. Each spring, Walsh hosts Student Art Exhibitions, which are curated by Walsh Museum Studies students and features artwork by Walsh students.

Art Club

Open to students of any major, this student organization hosts art-themed events throughout the year. Examples of activities include pumpkin painting, Easter egg painting, a painting workshop for Pegasus Farms in Louisville, and a community service project each semester.

Performing Arts


Participation in Walsh Band provides students with an opportunity to be pioneers in the performing arts at Walsh and to be part of an organization that will truly serve as the heartbeat of the institution as well as an ambassador for the University. Through musical excellence and leadership values, Walsh Band enhances collegiate experiences with unique opportunities that pave the way to many lifelong friendships and memories. Performance opportunities include Marching Band, Pep Band and Concert Band. A limited number of scholarships are available for entering freshmen and transfer students. Learn more about the Walsh Band here.

Choral Program

The Walsh University Choral Program is a musical organization dedicated to the principal of demonstrating, enhancing and creating true beauty through the gift of collective singing. Our ensembles rehearse, perfect and perform musical works of high distinction from a variety of languages, cultures and time periods. Members serve as musical ambassadors, carrying the banner of Walsh University proudly in every rehearsal and performance. Opportunities are available in the Walsh University Chorale (large choir of around 80 voices) and the Chamber Singers (a select group of 20-25 singers). Scholarships available for qualifying participants. Learn more about the Choral Program here.

Genesius Players Drama Troupe

Since 1977, members of Walsh’s student theater group, the Genesius Players, have taken the stage to delight audiences. In recent years, the drama troupe has performed two shows a year, typically a fall play and a musical in the spring. Students are involved in any and all aspects of production, on stage or behind the scenes. Auditions are open to all students, and now previous experience is required.

Visual and Performing Arts