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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

For the second installment of his conceptial series Abstract Nationalism & National Abstraction, visual arts professor Pedro Lasch presented multilingual, multinational mash-ups of emblems and anthems at the Venice Art Biennale.

The Duke University Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (DukeArts) and University Center Activities and Events (UCAE) have worked with the Arts Annex, duARTS, VisARTS and Artstigators, to organize a new series of FREE arts workshops for students.

A significant presence on the contemporary American art scene, Duke's first Esbenshade Professor of the Practice of Visual Art is also an experienced, exacting, enthusiastic teacher who has tremendous rapport with her students.