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There a myriad of arts opportunities for students in all of six visual and performing arts programs. Audition for a play. Perform in a concert. Take a class. Work behind-the-scenes. Exhibit your artwork. Volunteer for an event. Live with other student artists. Use your student discount to see a world-class performance. Arts NC State offers something for everyone!

All NC State students—regardless of college or major—are welcome to participate in Arts NC State programs and productions, and to take arts courses for credit or just for fun.

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Need more information?

Contact Amy Sawyers-Williams at or Christy Rain


Dance, music and theatre auditions are open to all NC State students, regardless of academic major or prior experience.

Arts NC State Award Winners

The Arts NC State Performing and Creative Arts Awards celebrate NC State students – all non-arts majors – who create and perform in dance, music and theatre.


Arts NC State offers dance, music, theatre, crafts and design classes both for academic credit and for artistic enrichment (non-credit). Our programs offer minors in theatre, music and arts studies.

Arts Village

The Arts Village is a Living and Learning Community on Campus for students who love the arts. Click Here to Visit the Official Arts Village Website 

Jobs & Internships

Arts NC State hires students and offers internships in several of its visual and performing arts programs. Email Amy Sawyers-Williams at with questions about student jobs.


The Creative, Performing and Visual Art Awards NC State Students: Apply for the Creative Artist Award The Arts NC State Creative Artist Award recognizes original work in music, dance and theatre created by NC State

Friday, April 12, 2024 In-Person Sale: 3-6:30 p.m. in the Talley Student Union Ballroom Virtual Sale Is Now LIVE! CLICK HERE Since 2015, Arts NC State has hosted its annual Student Art Sale, showcasing the


Our community volunteers bridge a gap from the Raleigh community to NC State University. They work side by side with students, offering unique perspectives and life experiences that benefit students. And they help us realize