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School of Arts and Communication

School of Arts and Communication

The School of Arts and Communication is a community of artists and scholars – students, faculty, and staff – dedicated to the fulfillment of the human spirit through creative expression and careful scholarship. The School offers professional education to artists and communicators within the framework of a liberal arts education. The school encourages all of its members to pursue their artistic and scholarly work in an environment that challenges complacency, nurtures personal growth, and maintains a strong culture of collegial integrity.


Art & Design

The Department of Art & Design programs at PLU stress individualized development in the use of mind and hand. A student at PLU is able to chart their own path through a variety of artistic styles and media including printmaking, graphic design, ceramics, letterpress, sculpture, painting, drawing and much more.


The game is changing. Modes of communication are rapidly evolving and emerging. A solid foundation of communication theory is crucial to adapt to constantly changing media. Developing marketable skills and knowledge domains are necessary to be a professional communicator.


Distinguished teachers, talented students, supportive public: these are the people who make the Department of Music at PLU a nationally recognized center for musical learning, serving, and sharing. There are a variety of degree programs available for differing levels of interest and commitment.

Theatre & Dance

The Theatre and Dance Program prides itself in its dynamic and challenging curriculum. The program trains students in all aspects of theatre– from acting and directing to stage management, producing, playwriting, technical theatre and design.