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 different types of dance classes:

  • For-credit dance courses for students of all majors
  • Student dance companies that are open by audition only (and for which students receive credit)
  • Non-credit master dance classes related to a special type of dance

Learn more about our dance classes 

Music courses

We offer a music minor and courses that include:

  • Music performance ensembles
  • Musical development
  • Musical performance
  • Music composition
  • Music appreciation and history

Learn more about our music courses 

Theatre courses

We offer a new, improved theatre minor as well as classes that are open to all students, regardless of major. We offer courses in:

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Lighting and sound
  • Stagecraft
  • Stage makeup

Learn more about theatre courses

Arts Forum course

The Arts Forum (AVS 100) is a class for students who live in the Arts Village. It’s an experiential course that gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the cultural life of NC State and the surrounding community. The course is worth one credit hour.

Learn more about the Arts Forum Course » (PDF)

Crafts courses

If you need an outlet for creativity and wish to take a crafts course just for fun, The Crafts Center offers non-credit, extracurricular courses and workshops. Topics include:

  • Art on paper
  • Clay
  • Fiber
  • Glass
  • Jewelry and metals
  • Lapidary
  • Photography
  • Wood

Learn more about crafts classes