Study the Arts
The arts are thriving at Carthage: In our classrooms, where students are guided toward excellence in studio art, music, theatre, dance, and graphic design. On our stages, where internationally-renowned playwrights and musicians collaborate with students for performances and world premieres. In our galleries, where established and emerging artists show their work throughout the year. Students, families, and the community are invited to explore our rich academic and artistic offerings.
Carthage offers majors in studio art and art education; and minors in studio art, art history, photography, and film and new media. The H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art at Carthage displays work by established and emerging artists. The gallery also hosts exhibitions receptions that offer students the opportunity to meet and talk with the artists.
The film and new media minor offers students opportunities in studio- and production-based courses, film and new media theory, and associated history. The courses provide necessary techniques, skill sets, and critical theory to prepare students for an increasingly digital global landscape of media production and critique.
At Carthage, you can choose from a variety of music majors including an emphasis in music performance, piano pedagogy, music education K-12, both vocal and instrumental. Carthage students are actively involved in music making and learning through participation in ensembles and workshops.
The musical theatre program at Carthage offers a Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre degree as well as a Master of Music in Music Theatre Vocal Pedagogy. The musical theatre curriculum at Carthage features comprehensive vocal training and musicianship, intense acting experiences, and a variety of dance technique and choreography classes.
The photography major and minor provide a combination of art history and studio practices concentrated in photography that will assist students in their artistic and professional development. Students may choose to pursue coursework that emphasizes the darkroom process, digital processes, or a combination of both.
Carthage offers majors in theatre, theatre performance, technical direction, theatrical costume design, and theatrical stage management; and minors in theatre and dance. Carthage theatre students can take courses in theatre history, directing, playwriting, dance, scene design, costume design, light design, and scenic painting, among others. Nationally recognized for excellence in theatre, the Carthage Theatre Department stages six to eight productions every year.
Scholarships for fine arts students
Carthage awards scholarships ranging from $500 to $13,000 per year to admitted students who excel in visual and performing arts. Scholarships are awarded through a competitive audition and/or portfolio review. Recipients are required to participate in department activities through service and creative work. If you have an interest in the fine arts, take advantage of these scholarship opportunities by scheduling and completing an audition and/or a portfolio review by late February. (The exact date varies by program.) If you are a freshman entering in the upcoming fall semester, online applications for these scholarships are available on each department’s web page. Join our mailing list to receive more information about Carthage’s competitive scholarships.
Questions? Contact the Fine Arts Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-551-5859. Learn more and apply online for the following fine arts scholarships: art, dance, film & new media, graphic design, music, musical theatre, photography, and theatre. Learn about financial aid available for the Master of Music program.
Fine arts visit days
Carthage offers special visit days for students interested in studying fine arts. Fine Arts Visit Days go beyond a campus tour. These special visits are tailored to students’ specific interests.