Created in July 2015 the School of the Arts combines Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts

to bring unparalleled artistic opportunities to current and future students. Housed within the College of Arts and Sciences, SOTA will allow students to pioneer new frontiers in arts education across multiple disciplines.

Director's Welcome

The NKU School of the Arts is a home for the creative and a safe haven for the exploration of one’s imagination. We are exploring exciting collaborations between music, theatre, dance and visual arts. These strong programs are working together to achieve the next level of artistic achievements. At the NKU School of the Arts we are training students to be professionals in their art or to use art in their profession.

Matthew Albritton, Director, School of the Arts

Our Mission

Our new school is quickly developing a distinctive mission: To prepare our students to be professionals in their art, and to prepare our students to use art in their professions.

ARE YOU A STUDENT ARTIST who wants to study in all the areas of theatre, music and visual arts? Are you a future game designer who wants to incorporate graphic design into the look of your computer animation, or theatre for the character and plot building, or music to create the soundtrack? Maybe you're an advertiser, and you need graphic design skills for a layout.

As you can see, the School of the Arts offers cross-pollinating degrees. We are your canvas. We are your stage. We are your school.

SOTA Administration

Art students on lawn in front of Griffin hall
Summer crowd in front of Cincinnati music hall