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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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More than 60 arts organizations in Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill offer opportunities for internships!  

Poet, novelist, and critic Nathaniel Mackey is Duke University’s Reynolds Price Professor of Creative Writing. His poetry has gathered considerable acclaim, including the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize and the 2015 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry, two of poetry's highest honors. His writing workshops, though, are open to any undergraduate who's keen to put thought into verse.

In a semester long class, students engaged with the eclectic and elusive visual artist, Robert Rauschenberg.  Five undergraduates researched, assisted with curating and wrote in depth essays about the exhibition.  Organized by Professor Kristine Stiles, the Professor Kristine Stiles, the France Family Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies in conjunction with a seminar on Rauschenberg, the course is part of an expanding focus of the arts and academic engagement.