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Visual & Performing Arts


The Department of Visual & Performing Arts houses three program areas: Drama & Theatre, Fine Arts & Music.  It is also the home of NSU Choirs, NSU Theatre Company and Spartan Legion.


The mission of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts is to cultivate artistic expression that empowers a diverse student body to achieve maximum human potential in the disciplines within the context of the larger Norfolk State University Mission and Charter; to promote universal understanding through Drama, Fine Art & Music; foster enlightenment to the campus and community at-large, advance scholarship, and provide high-quality instruction in Drama, Fine Art, Music Education & Music Media.


Dr. Sam Dorsey, Chair
Department of Visual & Performing Arts
Room 111 Hamm Fine Arts Building
(757) 823-8544