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A degree from Winthrop University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts can change the way you see, think, create and navigate life.

Programs offered in this College help develop a student’s passion for creativity and scholarship into a valuable set of skills that are becoming increasingly in demand in the 21st century workplace.

Students are trained to become creative specialists, providing them with the ability and a lens to see, think, invent and problem solve in unique and creative ways.

 

Upcoming Events

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Noises Off

Showtimes: 02.21 - 02.24 | 7:30 p.m.
Outreach Performance: 02.23 | 10 a.m.
02.25 | 2 p.m.

Johnson Studio Theatre, Johnson Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Theatre & Dance

By: Michael Frayn

Conceived when English playwright Michael Frayn was watching a performance from the wings, he said, "It was funnier from behind than in front, and I thought that one day I must write a farce from behind." In this rip-roaring classic, the audience is treated to a hilarious behind-the-scenes peek at an acting troupe rehearsing and performing the farce Nothing On. Despite nerves, dropped lines and technical difficulties, they make it through rehearsal and open the show. As time goes by, things deteriorate until pandemonium ensues and axe-wielding co-stars, drunken cast members and misplaced sardines take center stage during a disaster of a performance that threatens to jinx the old saying, "The show must go on." This play within a play was meta before meta was meta.



Admission: $10 Student/ Senior, $15 General Admission

View Press Release here: https://www.winthrop.edu/news-events/go-behind-the-scenes-with-theatre-and-dances-noises-off.aspx

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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Winthrop SC NATs Workshop

02.24 | All Day | Barnes Recital Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Guest Artist Series

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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Owen Smith: Degree Recital

02.25 | 4 p.m. | Barnes Recital Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Student Series

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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Hunter Morgan: Degree Recital

02.25 | 7 p.m. | Barnes Recital Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Student Series

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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Sarah Therrell: Degree Recital

02.26 | 7:30 p.m. | Barnes Recital Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Student Series

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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A Celebration of Black Music History: Jazz and Commercial Music Ensemble

02.27 | 7:30 p.m. | The Edge, DiGiorgio Campus Center

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Ensemble Series

This event will performances by the Commericial Break Music Ensemble and the Swingin' Eagles Jazz Ensemble. With pieces by: The Jackson 5, Duke Ellington, India Arie, Thad Jones, Faith Evans, Prince, James Brown, The Tempations, Beyonce, TLC, Herbie Hancock, and Quincy Jones!

Admissions: Free and open to public

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

Cultural Event
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ArtsWinthrop Open House

03.02 | 12:30 p.m.

Johnson Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University College of Visual and Performing Arts

The College of Visual & Performing Arts invites you to join us for a special "ArtsWinthrop" open house. This event will allow prospective students interested in music, fine arts, design, theatre and dance the opportunity to connect with faculty and current students while also getting the full visit experience, including department tours. This event is open to all prospective students.

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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Gabe Skiles: Degree Recital

03.03 | 7:30 p.m. | Barnes Recital Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Student Series

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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UN Dance

03.05 | 11 a.m.

Johnson Theatre, Johnson Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Theatre & Dance

The showing will feature works representing the untold stories of the African American community using dance as a lens and are choreographed and performed by current dance education majors in the theatre and dance department. This performance is in collaboration with the African American Studies Program.

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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Clarinicity: Clarinet Studio Recital

03.05 | 7:30 p.m. | Barnes Recital Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Student Series

Admissions: Free and open to public

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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Student Showcase Recital

03.19 | 11 a.m. | Barnes Recital Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Student Series

Admissions: Free and open to public

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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Fine Arts Workshops

03.23 | 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Rutledge Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Fine Arts

Admissions: Free and open to those that register

Event Contact: fineartsga@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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Persian Music Ensemble: New Year Event, "Nowruz"

03.24 | 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.| Barnes Recital Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Come celebrate the Persian new year (Nowruz), the most popular event of the year for the Persians of the world. Join us to hear soothing, relaxing, and exciting live Persian acoustic music, and see the live performance of Persian dance art. This will be a memorable experience!

Admissions: Free and open to public. *Optional $25 donation to support Women's rights in Iran-- via link below

Cultural Event!

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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Student Degree Recital

03.24 | 7:30 p.m. | Barnes Recital Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Student Series

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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To Excavate an Absence: MFA Thesis Exhibition I - Chole Compton

03.26 - 04.04

Thesis Talk: Thursday, April 4, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. | Rutledge 119 | *Cultural Event

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 4, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery

Coordinated by Winthrop University Galleries

Admission: Free and open to public

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed for university holidays and during installation.

Event Contact: galleries@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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Charlotte String Collective

03.26 | 7:30 p.m. | McBryde Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Guest Artist Series

Admissions: Free and open to public

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

Cultural Event
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Clarinet Studio Recital

03.27 | 7:30 p.m. | Barnes Recital Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Ensemble Series

Admissions: Free and open to public

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

Cultural Event
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Student Non-Degree Recital

03.28 | 7:30 p.m. | Barnes Recital Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Student Series

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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Romeo and Juliet

Showtimes: 03.28 - 03.30, 7:30 p.m. | 04.03 - 04.06, 7:30 p.m.
Outreach Performance: 04.05 | 10 a.m.

04.07 | 2 p.m.

Johnson Studio Theatre, Johnson Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Theatre & Dance

By William Shakespeare

From historic feud to ill-fated union, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet finds new significance in Winthrop's intimate Studio Theatre. Verona is sick. Its structures broken and its citizens in a state of desperation. When a system favours the few, the many are left with nothing but unhealthy choices. Admist the violence, bloodshed, fear and unrest, two teenagers find unexpected relief in each other. But will love be enough to save them from Society's sickness?

Admission: $10 Student/ Senior, $15 General Admission

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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UJE 36

04.01 - 04.20

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 18, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Lewandowski Gallery

Coordinated by Winthrop University Galleries

Admission: Free and open to public

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed for university holidays and during installation.

Event Contact: galleries@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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2024 B.F.A. Senior Exhibition

04.01 - 05.04

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 18, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Rutledge Gallery

Coordinated by Winthrop University Galleries

Admission: Free and open to public

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed for university holidays and during installation.

Event Contact: galleries@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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Brass Studios Recital

04.01 | 7:30 p.m. | Barnes Recital Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Ensemble Series

Admissions: Free and open to public

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

Cultural Event
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Jazz Ensemble

04.02 | 7:30 p.m. | The Edge, DiGiorgio Campus Center

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Ensemble Series

Admissions: Free and open to public

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

Cultural Event
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Winthrop Symphony Orchestra Concert

04.03 | 7:30 p.m. | Richardson Ballroom

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Ensemble Series

Admissions: Free and open to public

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

Cultural Event
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ArtsWinthrop Open House

04.06 | 12:30 p.m.

Johnson Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University College of Visual and Performing Arts

The College of Visual & Performing Arts invites you to join us for a special "ArtsWinthrop" open house. This event will allow prospective students interested in music, fine arts, design, theatre and dance the opportunity to connect with faculty and current students while also getting the full visit experience, including department tours. This event is open to all prospective students.

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

More Information
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Student Non-Degree Recital

04.07 | 3 p.m. | Barnes Recital Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Student Series

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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French Horn Studio Recital

04.07 | 5 p.m. | Barnes Recital Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Ensemble Series

Admissions: Free and open to public

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

Cultural Event
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Student Degree Recital

04.07 | 7:30 p.m. | Barnes Recital Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Student Series

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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Commercial Music Ensemble

04.08 | 7:30 p.m. | The Edge, DiGiorgio Campus Center

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Ensemble Series

Admissions: Free and open to public

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

Cultural Event
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Winthrop Chamber Singers

04.09 | 7:30 p.m. | McBryde Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Ensemble Series

Admissions: Free and open to public

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

Cultural Event
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DO Spring Musicale

04.10 | 7:30 p.m. | Barnes Recital Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Admissions: Free and open to public

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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Studio Non-Degree Recital

04.11 | 7:30 p.m. | Barnes Recital Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Student Series

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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GIRL ROT: M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition II - Maddie Foss

04.12 - 04.20

Thesis Talk: Thursday, April 18, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. | Rutledge 119 | *Cultural Event

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 18, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery

Coordinated by Winthrop University Galleries

Admission: Free and open to public

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed for university holidays and during installation.

Event Contact: galleries@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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Spring Dance Showcase

Showtimes: 04.12 - 04.13 | 7:30 p.m.
04.14 | 2 p.m.

Johnson Studio Theatre, Johnson Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Theatre & Dance

A full evening of works choreographed by faculty, guest artists and advanced students, featuring a variety of dance genres.



Admission: $5 Student/ Senior, $15 General Admission

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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Winthrop Wind Symphony Concert

04.14 | 4 p.m. | Richardson Ballroom

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Admissions: Free and open to public

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

Cultural Event
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PMA Recital

04.14 | 7:30 p.m. | Barnes Recital Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Student Series

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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Winthrop Symphonic Band Concert

04.15 | 7:30 p.m. | Richardson Ballroom

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Ensemble Series

Admissions: Free and open to public

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

Cultural Event
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Winthrop Chorale and Collegiate Choir Concert

04.16 | 7:30 p.m. | McBryde Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Ensemble Series

Admissions: Free and open to public

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

Cultural Event
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Tuba/ Euphonium Studio Recital

04.17 | 7:30 p.m. | Barnes Recital Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Ensemble Series

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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There's No Business Like Show Business

04.17 - 04.20 | 7:30 p.m.
04.21 | 2 p.m.

Johnson Studio Theatre, Johnson Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Theatre & Dance

Musical Theatre Workshop

Admission: $5 Student/ Senior, $15 General Admission

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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Student Non-Degree Recital

04.18 | 7:30 p.m. | Barnes Recital Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Student Series

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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Rock Hill Music Club Scholarship Recital

04.21 | 3 p.m. | Barnes Recital Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Student Series

Admissions: Free and open to public

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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Student Degree Recital

04.21 | 6 p.m. | Barnes Recital Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Student Series

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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Student Degree Recital

04.21 | 7:30 p.m. | Barnes Recital Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Student Series

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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Student Degree Recital

04.22 | 7:30 p.m. | Barnes Recital Hall

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

Student Series

Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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DESIGN TH!S: Graphic Design Exhibition

04.25 - 05.10

Opening Reception: Friday, April 26, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Lewandowski Gallery

Coordinated by Winthrop University Galleries and the Department of Design

Admission: Free and open to public

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed for university holidays and during installation.

Event Contact: galleries@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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VCOM Design Senior Show

Friday, April 26, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Location: TBD Charlotte, NC

Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Design

Event Contact: tselentisj@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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Threads of Connection: M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition III - Emily Shelton

04.30 - 05.08

Thesis Talk: Tuesday, April 30, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. | Rutledge 119 | *Cultural Event

Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 30, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery

Coordinated by Winthrop University Galleries

Admission: Free and open to public

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturdays | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed for university holidays and during installation.

Event Contact: galleries@winthrop.edu

Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu

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MISSION STATEMENT

The College of Visual and Performing Arts at Winthrop University offers nationally accredited programs in art, design, theatre, dance, and music, and provides academically challenging instruction in an interdisciplinary environment that inspires and prepares the next generation of artists, educators, scholars, and audiences. We promote intellectual inquiry and collaborative opportunities that encourage each student to develop a uniquely creative vision cultivated through artistry, teaching, scholarship, public performance, and community engagement.

Karen Oremus

Interim Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts

MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN

 

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About #artswinthrop

Winthrop University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts

We are the leading college for the arts in the Carolinas—

The College of Visual and Performing Arts has been a central component of Winthrop’s commitment to the arts for well over a century. We are one of the few universities in the United States and the only public or private institution in South Carolina with all of its undergraduate and graduate programs nationally accredited.

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With a continuously growing arts community in Rock Hill and our proximity to the metro Charlotte area, we purposefully build strong relationships with museums, galleries, dance companies, theatre organizations, orchestras, design firms and more. The facilities we provide on campus include advanced technology studios in all the arts, contemporary dance studios, traditional and experimental theatre spaces, an exceptional music conservatory, and studios in the diverse disciplines of the visual arts.


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The college provides a vast array of outstanding performances and art exhibitions annually!

You can enjoy:

  • More than 100 music performances, most of which are free of charge and open to the public.
  • Regularly produced theater and dance performances featuring student-produced work, main stage productions and small studio and experimental performances.
  • Art galleries that regularly present professionally curated exhibitions, student-centered exhibitions, as well as educational programs that celebrate artistic achievement and creative excellence.

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