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Visual and Performing Arts

Visual and Performing Arts

Delight in the outstanding quality of the visual and performing arts produced by the students and faculty at Nazareth College! In addition to our subscription series, the academic programs of the departments of art, theatre and music present more than two hundred public exhibitions and performances each season. You and your family can experience the work of seasoned professionals and gifted newcomers as they display their talents in the galleries, stages, and performance halls of Nazareth College.

Theatre and Dance Department

The Nazareth College Theatre and Dance Department provides professional training in theatre and musical theatre performance and production, and prepares students for graduate work and specialized advanced studies in the entertainment industry. In classrooms, rehearsal halls, and studio settings, students are trained to use their talents to move audiences.

The Theatre and Dance Department's play season has often been listed among the top 10 nationally by The Princeton Review. Like every year, all the roles, scenery, costumes, and lighting will be designed and built by our faculty and students. Very reasonably priced, these evenings can be magical and will give the audience a chance to see and support young talent. Learn More »

Music Department

The Nazareth College Department of Music integrates intensive studies in professional programs and the liberal arts. Students receive a unique experience that prepares them for careers in music.

The Department of Music presents numerous recitals and performances by both students and its acclaimed faculty alike. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information on these activities, call 585-389-2700 or visit for a complete schedule.

The Nazareth College Community Music Program offers year-round lessons and classes for area students ages 4 to 80. For information, please visit or phone 585-389-2700.

Art Department

The Nazareth College Department of Art offers undergraduate programs in studio art, art education, visual communication design, and art history. The College offers graduate programs in art education and art therapy.

In the past decade, Nazareth has built two state-of-the-art galleries to serve the College and the community. Exhibitions in the Arts Center Gallery and Colacino Gallery are free of charge and open to the public. Learn More »