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Visual and Performing Arts Degree

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Students enrolled in Walsh University's Visual and Performing Arts program pursue a comprehensive bachelor's degree, with the ability to select one of three focus areas: Studio Art, Art History or Music/Drama. This program provides an opportunity for students interested in careers in the arts to gain a solid foundation in these disciplines, as well as to see and explore connections among them.  

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Why Walsh?

  • Singular program. Walsh's program allows students to build a foundation in all areas of the visual and performing arts while also selecting a concentrated area of focus. 
  • Real-world experience. Students will gain experience through internships and experiential learning opportunities such as participation in campus art exhibitions, theater performances, musical concerts and more.
  • Global Learning. Students are highly encouraged to participate in a Global Learning experience during their degree program at Walsh.

In addition, students have the option to enroll in Walsh's 4+1 Program for non-business majors who would like to supplement their bachelor's degree with an MBA. Through the program, students simultaneously earn undergraduate and graduate credit for Walsh's MBA Prep Series courses, saving both time and money as students pursue their advanced degree. 

Generally speaking, what courses will I need to take?

All students majoring in the Visual and Performing Arts will take:

  • an introductory, interdisciplinary course
  • a cultural arts immersion course
  • a 3-credit internship
  • a capstone project 
  • An optional Global Learning course in the arts may count for additional credit hours.

In addition, some courses may be periodically offered as study abroad/away experiences. 

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