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Creative, Visual & Performing Arts

Lehigh University offers a vibrant arts culture that contributes to the academic and social vitality of student life. We offer programs and opportunities through the departments of art, architecture, and design, music, theatre, and English. Through these programs, students work closely with accomplished faculty scholars and creative artists. Arts students graduate with the knowledge and experience that prepares them to enter prominent graduate arts programs and industry professions. As a result, students are increasingly selecting Lehigh as their first choice for arts study.

Lehigh’s tradition of interdisciplinary, hands-on learning provides all students, across disciplines, with access to the arts throughout their academic careers. We encourage students to actively participate in arts experiences by offering a variety of academic and co-curricular activities where students can pursue their passions, engage with others who share similar interests, and explore their untapped creative side.

Department of Art, Architecture & DesignDepartment of Art, Architecture & Design
The Department of Art, Architecture & Design provides a curriculum that emphasizes the development of visual design skills across majors. All students receive a common foundation of design that is enhanced by a one-on-one relationship with faculty who are internationally and nationally known for their creative works.

Department of TheatreDepartment of Theatre
The Department of Theatre provides a dynamic and intensive program where students work closely with accomplished faculty. The department offers a comprehensive academic program and a full production program annually suitable to the needs of majors, minors, and university-wide students with a passion for the theatre.

Department of MusicDepartment of Music
The Music Department offers students of all disciplines the opportunity to explore their love for music. Notable faculty members provide students with musicianship skills, analytical tools, and individual instruction through rigorous yet rewarding coursework and a multitude of ensembles and performance opportunities.

Drown Writers’ SeriesDrown Writers’ Series
The Drown Writers’ Series offers writers a forum for presenting their work to a supportive audience. Students find opportunities to read their original poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction to a weekly crowd of writers and listeners.


Galleries and Performance Spaces

Lehigh University Art GalleriesLehigh University Art Galleries
Lehigh University Art Galleries maintains and develops the university’s permanent art collection of more than 11,000 objects. LUAG presents more than 20 temporary exhibitions across three campuses, designed to provide visual literacy as part of the university learning experience.

Zoellner Arts CenterZoellner Arts Center
The Zoellner Arts Center is home to the Music Department, the Department of Theatre, and the Lehigh University Art Galleries. The Center houses three theatres, which host high-quality performing arts events as well as the Guest Artist Series, which presents a wide array of multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural performers each year.


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