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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.


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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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  • Musical Theatre "Idol" heading to Hollywood!

    Musical Theatre "Idol" heading to Hollywood!

    March 9, 2021 - If you missed American Idol this past Sunday night, Freshman Musical Theatre BFA student Alyssa Wray auditioned in front of the all-star judging panel, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie[...]

  • Visual Arts collaborates on MLK activity packets

    Visual Arts collaborates on MLK activity packets

    Jan. 26, 2021 - In honor of the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Visual Arts Program partnered with NKU's Office of Community Connections to create MLK Day activity packets for local school kids. The packets use art to help kids learn about Civil Rights heroes [...]

  • Happy Retirement, Christine Jones!

    Happy Retirement, Christine Jones!

    Jan. 14, 2021 - Earlier this year in January, the Theatre and Dance Program bid a bittersweet farewell as one of our dear colleagues, Christine Jones, left academia to begin a well-deserved retirement from teaching [...]

  • SOTA participates in NATS Singing Competition

    SOTA participates in NATS Singing Competition

    Jan. 12, 2021 - Congratulations to all NKU SOTA participants in the Kentucky National Association of Teachers of Singing Student Auditions! 36 SOTA students participated from the Theatre and Dance Program, Music Program, and Music Preparatory Division. Of these 36 participants, 10 placed as finalists [...]


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