Study Art, Dance, Design, and Theatre at 1 of 36 institutions in the nation accredited in all 4 major arts.

The School of Performing and Visual Arts houses undergraduate programs in art, graphic design, painting and drawing, sculpture, dance performance and choreography, dance education, theatre, theatre performance, and theatre design and technology. Graduate program are offered in theatre performance, theatre design and technology, and directing. The school produces exhibitions and performances throughout the year, and students are highly engaged in practice in the arts.

The University of Southern Mississippi is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art  & Design, the National Association of Schools of Dance, and the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

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Academic Programs //

ART + DESIGN

The Art Design Area of the School of Performing and Visual Arts offers the following academic options:

• BFA – Drawing & Painting
• BFA – Sculpture
• BFA – Graphic Design
• BA – Art

• Art Minor
• Art History Minor
• Graphic Design Minor

DANCE

The Dance Area of the School of Performing and Visual Arts offers the following academic options:

• BFA – Dance (Performance & Choreography)
• BFA – Dance (Dance Education & Licensure)
• Dance Minor

THEATRE

The Theatre Area of the School of Performing and Visual Arts offers the following academic options:

• MFA – Theatre (Design & Technical)
• MFA – Theatre (Performance)
• MFA – Theatre (Directing)

• BFA – Theatre (Acting)
• BFA – Theatre (Design & Technology)
• BA- Theatre

• Theatre Minor
• Apparel Construction and Design Certificate

Contact //

Mailing Address //

118 College Dr. #5033
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Physical Address //

201E Theatre and Dance Building
Hattiesburg Campus

Phone //

601.266.4161

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