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Visual & Performing Arts


The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Norfolk State University houses three academic programs: Fine Arts, Music, and Drama & Theatre. It is also the home of NSU Choirs, James Wise Art Gallery, NSU Jazz Ensembles, NSU Theatre Company, and Spartan Legion Marching Band.


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. Susan Ha
Dr. Susan Ha, Chair
Department of Visual and Performing Arts
(757) 823-8544