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Explore Arts and Culture

At NC State, the arts are for everyone.

Regardless of your background, level of expertise or even field of study, you are invited to explore and refine your creative talents in a wide variety of arts programs and productions. 

Arts NC State

By fostering collaboration, coordination, shared resources, cross-promotion and mutual support among its programs, Arts NC State enriches the lives of students while serving the community, region and state. Arts NC State boasts visual art programs at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design and the Crafts Center as well as performing arts programs in dance, music, theatre and NC State LIVE, whose mission is to connect artists and audiences in a meaningful exploration of the diverse cultures and issues that define our communities and world.

Auditions are open to all NC State students

Audition for a play. Perform in a concert. Take a class. Work behind-the-scenes. Your options are limitless!

University Theatre Performance

Department of Performing Arts and Technology

If you play an instrument or want to share your vocal skills, you’re sure to find a home in NC State’s music department.

Regardless of your major, the Department of Performing Arts and Technology provides educational and performance opportunities for student and community participants through a variety of musical experiences and academic courses. Some of those include the symphonic band, the Power Sound of the South marching band, the NC State Jazz Orchestra, the State Chorale and several a cappella groups. So, what are you waiting for? Audition for one (or several) of our ensembles today!