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Department of Fine & Performing Arts


The Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Morgan State University is a vibrant and exciting part of the College of Liberal Arts. Located in the Carl J. Murphy Center Fine Arts Center, classes and performances take place in this state-of-the art facility. Performance spaces include the Gilliam Concert Hall, Turpin-Lamb Theater, Recital Hall and the Outdoor Amphitheater. This facility also houses the James E. Lewis Museum of Art in which faculty and student, as well as guest artists, works are displayed.

Future Bears whose majors (and minors) are Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts will find that our faculty and learning spaces are integral to their development as they pursue careers as arts educators, administrators, leaders, performers, innovators and more.

Degree Programs

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Music Program

The Music program offers Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Music. Music majors earn a well-rounded degree allowing them to focus in careers such as performance and/or teaching.

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Theatre Arts Program

The Theatre Arts Program of the Fine Arts Department produces graduates possessing a well-rounded liberal arts education through a general Theatre Arts concentration.

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Visual Arts Program

The Visual Arts program at MSU provides opportunities for students pursing a B.A. in Fine Arts to develop historical and philosophical perspectives on the visual arts.

COVID-19 UPDATE

As a response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, the Department of Fine and Performing Arts will be operating remotely from off-campus locations. Our on-campus offices will remain closed until further notice.

You may still contact our office by calling 443.885.3286 during business hours or by emailing Eric.Conway@morgan.edu.

Our faculty and staff remain committed to student success. Wear a mask in public. Practice social distancing of 6 feet or more. Stay safe! For more information about the University's response to the pandemic please visit https://www.morgan.edu/coronavirus.