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Growing a
culture for art at Duke

The arts thrive at Duke. Academic programs, critically acclaimed organizations and visiting artists create connections between campus, the Durham community, and international thinkers, makers, and performers.

The Office of the
Vice-Provost for the Arts

The Vice Provost for the Arts is charged with transforming the arts at Duke. This office works with academic, student and community arts programs to embed art into the mainstream Duke experience.

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  • 34 Arts Degrees, Minors, and Certificates
    Undergraduate and graduate programs leverage the resources of a top research university
  • 31 Visiting Artists supported in 2019–2020
    Hosted by departments across Duke with our support
  • 98 Total arts faculty
    Lead our culture of creative innovation

Artists as Researchers


Disrupting Classical Composition

Visual Arts

Tackling Climate Change Through Storytelling


Dancing Through STEAM

Visual Arts

At the Intersection of Art and Science

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The creative community in the Triangle runs deep and shares an entrepreneurial spirit—helping to make Duke and Durham incredible places to study and experience the arts.
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