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Duke University Arts

  • Dance


    The Program in Dance offers opportunities to study and perform modern, ballet, jazz, African and dances of the African Diaspora with a dedicated faculty.

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  • Music


    From student performance ensembles and master classes with guest artists, to the Ciompi Quartet and programming by Duke Performances, the Duke campus is filled with music.

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  • Theater


    With two mainstage productions and several student-directed productions each year, Theater Studies offers many opportunities to engage in theatrical performance and scholarship.

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  • Creative Writing

    Creative Writing

    Creative Writing at Duke is guided by the belief that the experience of writing and reading creatively is a gift to a student for life.

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  • Visual and Media Arts

    Visual and Media Arts

    The visual arts at Duke range across diverse academic disciplines and artistic media, from painting to documentary film.

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Duke Performances
Nasher Museum

Read about students and entrepreneurs, puppets, Sundance, dancing and healing, and what James Brown has to do with that.

A new initiative teaches students to marry the arts with innovation and entrepreneurship.

This spring's visiting artist line up includes a dance troupe from Brooklyn, a theater director from Duke (class of '98), music residencies featuring the premier of a new setting of St. Luke Passion, and three exceptional ensembles who will work with Duke composition students.