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Are you the type of person who sees a career in the arts?


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Who understands that music, dance, theatre, and art are important in relating to other disciplines? Who craves artistic classes as part of your curriculum? You're creative. You're unconventional. But you're so much more. We are your canvas, We are your stage. We are your school. NKU School of the Arts.


Our Programs

It's in the Numbers

with 12 majors, more than 30 specializations to study
and 15 regional arts partners, NKU's transdisciplinary School of the Arts is a powerhouse of the visual and performing arts in the Midwest.
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  • Innovation: Animation Across Colleges

    Innovation: Animation Across Colleges

    July 9, 2021 - By leveraging the expertise across NKU, the university has built an engaging Animation curriculum that will prepare students for exciting careers where they can bring new worlds and characters to life through animation [...]

  • Virtual Dance Concert Features New Works by Guest Artists

    Virtual Dance Concert Features New Works by Guest Artists

    June 2, 2021 - NKU's School of the Arts will be streaming Dance '21, a dance concert highlighting new works by guest artists, faculty, and students. Eleven dynamic dances will add up to an evening of concert pieces that highlight various genres of dance. The production will be available to watch for free online. The production is directed by the artistic team of Teresa VanDenend Sorge, Dee Anne Bryll and Sylvia Chervus [...]

  • Opera Parody "Gallantry" Now Streaming

    Opera Parody "Gallantry" Now Streaming

    May 28, 2021 - "Gallantry," a one-act opera parody of soap opera, will be available to view for free on NKU SOTA's YouTube channel through June 30, 2021. "Gallantry" is a one-act opera parody of soap opera. It is, in essence, a "soap opera" opera. A surgeon is in love with a nurse engaged to the patient for whom the surgeon is to perform an emergency appendectomy. The opera includes sung commercial interruptions between scenes, staying true to early TV live, in-studio commercials [...]

  • Dark Comedy “Gruesome Playground Injuries” streams through May 25

    Dark Comedy “Gruesome Playground Injuries” streams through May 25

    May 21, 2021 - Rajiv Joseph's dark comedy "Gruesome Playground Injuries" is available on-demand May 21-25, 2021. Two childhood friends, Doug and Kayleen, intersect at the most bizarre intervals. These scar-crossed lovers meet at different times of their lives, brought together by injury, heartbreak, and their self-destructive tendencies [...]


Simply, everything is going on at the school of the arts.

Whether we are producing a material or utilizing our dance classes to collaborate with theraputic exercise in health sciences, we are on the cutting edge of transdisciplinary studies. Yes, we're hosting concerts, but we're also preparing students to produce better rock n' roll shows. We can teach you to feel comfortable in front of the camera, which could lead to dozens of careers. Here, you will dance, you will sing, and most of all, you will achieve.


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SOTA Office

Fine Arts 253
Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099

SOTA Director

Matthew Albritton
Fine Arts Center 253D | (859) 572-5879