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Message from the Dean

Bellantoni, JeffWelcome to the College of Visual and Performing Arts! The academic disciplines within our college have been a central component of Winthrop University’s mission for well over a century. Consistent with our mission, we are one of only a few universities in the nation – and the only college in the Carolinas – with comprehensive arts programs nationally accredited in every arts discipline. We offer undergraduate programs in fine arts, design, music, theatre, and dance and graduate degrees in art and design, music, and arts administration.

Our proximity to the metro Charlotte area offers our students opportunities to draw upon the many arts resources of a major metropolitan area – and we’ve established strong relationships with museums, galleries, dance companies, theatre organizations, orchestras, design firms, and many other arts institutions. The facilities we provide on campus include advanced technology laboratories in all the arts, contemporary dance studios, traditional and experimental theatre spaces, an unparalleled music conservatory, and studios in the diverse disciplines of the visual arts.

Whether you are interested in becoming a practicing artist, professional designer, symphony conductor, professional musician, choreographer, arts educator, actor, director, composer, or any one of the many professions in the creative economy, Winthrop is committed to supporting and nurturing your talent and drive. Please explore our website and examine our diverse programs and activities. But we especially invite you to visit us in person and see the work of our faculty and students in classrooms, studios, and laboratories on a campus committed to creativity, academics, and artistic excellence.

Jeff Bellantoni
Dean, College of Visual + Performing Arts

College of Visual and
   Performing Arts

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Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
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