The performing and visual arts provide an important means of communication where thoughts, creativity, and expression can be directed to ennoble, uplift, inspire, and build. The College of Performing and Visual Arts strives to help students develop spiritually, aesthetically, academically, and culturally.

Building on the mission of the University, the departments in this College endeavor to teach technical proficiencies, compositional principles, creative processes, and a variety of other important skills in the arts.