The arts are thriving at Carthage: In our classrooms, where students are guided toward excellence in studio art, music, theatre, dance, and graphic design.
On our stages, where internationally renowned playwrights and musicians collaborate with students for performances and world premieres. In our galleries, where established and emerging artists show their work throughout the year. Students, families, and the community are invited to explore our rich academic and artistic offerings.
Carthage offers majors in theatre, theatre performance, technical production and design, and minors in theatre and dance. Carthage theatre students can take courses in theatre history, directing, playwriting, dance, scene design, costume design, light design, and scenic painting, among others. Nationally recognized for excellence in theatre, the Carthage Theatre Department stages six to eight productions every year.
Carthage offers majors in studio art, art history, and art education, and minors in studio art and art history. The H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art at Carthage displays work by established and emerging artists. The gallery also hosts exhibitions receptions that offer students the opportunity to meet and talk with the artists.
At Carthage, you can choose from a variety of music majors including an emphasis in music performance, piano pedagogy, music education K-12, both vocal and instrumental. Carthage students are actively involved in music-making and learning through participation in ensembles and workshops.
Study Communication and Digital Media
Carthage offers majors in communication, graphic design, and public relations and minors in communication and public relations. Hedberg Library includes modern production, editing, sound, and broadcasting facilities appropriate for traditional and emerging media.
Study Music Theatre
The music theatre program at Carthage an emphasis in music theatre as well as a Master of Music in Music Theatre Vocal Pedagogy. The music theatre curriculum at Carthage features comprehensive vocal training and musicianship, intense acting experiences, and a variety of dance technique and choreography classes.
Scholarships for Fine Arts Students
Carthage awards scholarships ranging from $500 to $13,000 per year to admitted students who excel in visual and performing arts. Scholarships are awarded through a competitive audition and/or portfolio review. Recipients are required to participate in department activities through service and creative work. If you have an interest in the fine arts, take advantage of these scholarship opportunities by scheduling and completing an audition and/or a portfolio review by late February. (The exact date varies by program.)
Questions? Contact the Fine Arts Office at email@example.com or 262-551-5859. Learn more and apply online for the following Fine Arts Scholarships: art education, art history, communication, dance, graphic design, music, music theatre, public relations, studio art, and theatre. Learn about financial aid available for the Master of Music program
If you are a freshman entering in fall 2019, online applications for these scholarships are available on each department’s web page. Join our mailing list to receive more information about Carthage’s competitive scholarships.
Fine Arts Visit Days
Carthage offers special visit days for students interested in studying fine arts. Fine Arts Visit Days go beyond a campus tour. These special visits are tailored to students’ specific interests. Learn about all visit opportunities.