“In my experience, students stand at the forefront of Duke’s commitment to the arts. The university rewards our enthusiasm with empowerment and opportunity. We get to transcend boundaries and brave the unknown.” – Justin Sandulli ’16
The Arts Initiative at Duke
Duke University has always thrived on a balance of innovation and tradition. The arts at Duke are no different. We offer robust training in theater, dance, music, and the visual arts. But art also flourishes here at the intersections, converging with medicine, mathematics, theology, and engineering. This arts-rich education opens doors to new ways of thinking and inspires spirited collaboration.
The impact of the arts at Duke reaches far beyond our university’s walls. Faculty and students are blazing new trails in their creative fields. Distinguished visiting artists are inspiring students and experimenting with new work, drawn to Duke by its collaborative atmosphere. And our world-class presenting organizations—the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke Performances, and the Center for Documentary Studies—are showcasing some of the most visionary art of our time.
With the support of alumni and friends, we can ensure that the arts remain an essential part of a Duke education.
THREE TIMES more prospective students submitting art portfolios compared to 10 years ago 6majors 8minors 2certificates 250+art courses 75student arts organizations