Department of Fine & Performing Arts

Build your talent to create, connect and inspire.

The visual and performing arts are highly competitive fields and having a strong foundation of professional training is critical. In Bowie State’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts, students prepare for success in the Fine and Performing Arts Center—a beautiful space featuring a movement studio, band room, only Steinway piano rooms and rehearsal studios, a recital hall, a multimedia recording studio, digital media labs, Studio Ayoka Chenzira, a stop-motion animation studio powered by Laika Studios, fashion design studio and costume shop. We also have MOCAVI-XR, a video editing, compositing, motion capture, XR, VFX suite powered by Adobe; a digital music production lab, visual arts and design studios for painting, printmaking, ceramics, photography and more, as well as the Dionne Warwick Theater and Black Box Theater. Additionally, our award-winning faculty provide a holistic education that produces empowered graduates prepared to meet the challenges of their discipline, stay abreast of technology and embrace diversity.

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  • Whether your interest lies in performance or production, our award-winning faculty will prepare you for a successful career in theatre. Learn More

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  • Expand your career opportunities with a program that combines design, technology and media. Learn More