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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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Dance Auditions State Dance Company Panoramic Dance Project Auditions for 2020 will be virtual. You may audition for both companies or only one. All forms and videos must be received no later than August 12,

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. There are two awards—the Creative Artist Award that students


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

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 with questions about student jobs. Arts Administration Office assistant positions are posted on the NC


The Creative, Performing and Visual Art Awards *Stay tuned for spring 2021 deadline* Click here for past award winners and press releases   Apply for the Creative Artist Award Submit an original dance, composed music, or play–deadline

Student Art Sale

The Spring 2021 Student Art Sale is April 16, 2021. Stay tuned for more details.   Link to the April 2020 virtual sale: Read more about the virtual sale and Visual Art Award Winners


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