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Crafts Center

The Crafts Center offers non-credit classes in a variety of arts and crafts including pottery, photography, woodworking, fiber arts, lapidary, glass, jewelry, metals and more.


You can also schedule a craft activity session for your residence hall, club, sorority/fraternity or other student organization. Activities last from 1.5-3 hours and include pottery, jewelry making, watercolor, sculpture, woodturning, wood carving, stained glass, glass bead making, silk dyeing and more. Contact the Crafts Center at 919-515-2457 to inquire about the activities available this semester.


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Dance Program

The NC State Dance Program gives students the opportunity to study dance through direct experience in choreography and performance. Through two student performance companies – the NCSU Dance Company and Panoramic Dance Project, dance technique classes and the study of choreography, the Dance Program provides a creative environment rich in imagination, reflection, and the embodiment of ideas.


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Gregg Museum of Art & Design

Where objects spark ideas! The Curator of Education at the Gregg develops programs that connect university and community audiences with the collection and current exhibitions. Students from NC State and other local and regional schools, colleges and universities are encouraged to visit the museum to explore exhibitions, utilize its collection, and attend lectures, films and other events throughout the year.


Additionally, students with a particular interest in learning more about working in a museum setting are encouraged to apply for internships and volunteer opportunities.


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Music @ NC State

The mission of Music @ NC State is to provide educational and performance opportunities for student and community participants through a variety of musical experiences and academic courses. It is also our mission to serve as a cultural resource for the university and the greater community through performances and presentations offered by our students, our student/community groups, and by our faculty.


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University Theatre

University Theatre encourages students to volunteer in our productions as actors and backstage techicians, including lighting and sound technicians, costume technicians and stagehands. University Theatre also offers employment opportunities for technical assistants and house crew. Student assistants are also occasionally hired in the technical and costume areas of production.


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Academic Courses

Arts courses are listed in the following categories:


Theatre (THE) -- theatre classes

Dance (DAN) -- dance classes

Music (MUS) -- music courses


$5 Ticket Benefits

NC State students can purchase (1) ticket to any ARTS NC STATE performance from NCSU Center Stage, NCSU Dance Program, the Music Department or University Theatre for only $5 including sales tax. You must present your NC State student I.D. to qualify for the discounted price. 


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Performing Arts Awards

Since the 2010-2011 academic year, ARTS NC STATE has sponsored student awards to recognize student achievement in the performing arts at NC State University:


The Creative Artist Award. A committee of music, dance and theatre faculty annually reviews submissions of original work in the fields of music, dance and theatre. Each winning creative artist(s) receives $500, and the selected work(s) will be performed in the following academic year by the appropriate ARTS NC STATE performing arts program. Learn more >


The Performing Artist Award honors student performers in music, dance and theatre. Recipients of the Performing Artist Award are chosen by adjudicating faculty. The winning performing artist(s) will receive $500 and acknowledgement in the following year’s ARTS NC STATE playbills. Learn more >



Student Art Purchase

We buy student art! Since 2001, ARTS NC STATE has purchased original artwork of NC State students. The works chosen will become a part of the permanent collection of ARTS NC STATE and will hang in Talley Student Union or selected locations on campus. Any currently enrolled, full-time NC State student is eligible to submit artwork for consideration. Learn more >




Live in The Arts Village

Find your creative community. The Arts Village Living and Learning Village is an on-campus housing option for undergraduate students. The program stimulates creativity through attendance and engagement in the arts across campus and throughout the community. Students fulfill (4) 1-credit classes through their attendance and involvement, while the residence hall environment inspires student originality and interaction through various programs during the year.


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