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Visual and Performing Arts Pathway

While others dream, you do. Brush to canvas. Stage to seat. The more you create, the more beautiful our world becomes.

Students in this pathway want to compose masterpieces, capture new perspectives, design multimedia and spark creative passion in others.

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3-D Studies  Dance Marketing Printmaking
Art Education Drawing Media Arts Theatre
Art History Fashion Merchandising Music Education Theory
Art Studio Film and Media Studies Music Performance Visual Communications
Ceramics Graphic Design Painting  
Composition Jazz Studies Photography  


Explore More Opportunities

Learn more about resources and opportunities.

Start gaining valuable major-related experience through these student organizations.

  • The Artist Guild
  • Green Room Productions
  • Fashion Board
  • Off Off Broadway
  • Snaps Music Appreciation
  • Acro Flow Cola
  • Carolina Film & Television Club
  • USC Dance Company
  • The OverReactors Improv Comedy
  • The Carolina Gentlemen
  • Resonance Multicultural A Cappella
  • The Cocktails Female A Cappella
  • Cockappella
  • Carolina Cor Collective
  • Carolina Flute Guild
  • Carolina Trombone Association
  • Double Bass Club
  • Percussion Society
  • Ukulele Club

Customize your schedule with classes that allow you to explore your interests.

  • Arts Marketing
  • Music & Arts Entrepreneurship
  • Color for Design
  • Sound Design
  • History of Designers
  • The Articulate Body
  • Stage Costume Construction
  • Intermediate Acting
  • Song Literature
  • Studio Arranging and Composition
  • Projects in Computer Music
  • West African Dance II
  • The Blockbuster
  • Film Culture
  • Art Evaluation

Here are some of the work experiences students have outside of the classroom.

SPARK - Carolina's Music Leadership Laboratory: In today's world, digital literacy is an essential component of any successful musician's career. Spark's collection of technology equipment is designed to encourage and nurture 21st-century exploration for performers, educators and community-minded musicians.

Young Artist's Workshop: Through this volunteer program, students enrich the community by implementing what they're learning in the classroom to teach art to local youth.

Digital Humanities: Exploring digital technology’s place in the worlds of art, science and literature illuminates the human condition in a whole new way. The center supports various types of innovations in the use of digital technology for research, teaching and public outreach in the humanities and related disciplines

SAVVY Arts Venture Challenge: This revolutionary professional development workshop teaches participants to become better entrepreneurs, collaborators, change agents, community pillars and dreamers.

xMUSE Experimental Music StudioxMUSE supports the creation of new music by exploiting the resources of cutting-edge technology. Composers, performers, technical specialists and other creative artists come together to design musical experiences that require the interaction of humans and machines.

Passage Gallery: The student-run exhibition space showcases work curated from group shows or individual thesis shows. Students are encouraged to experiment with exhibition design and installation and to use the gallery as a laboratory for developing new ideas.


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Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.