The Department of Music offers diverse opportunities for major and non-major students to explore and develop their musicianship with internationally renowned faculty in world-class facilities. The music department presents a season featuring a broad range of styles, from the classical performances of the University Orchestra to the Global Music Ensemble and Grammy-winning ensemble-in-residence eighth blackbird.
The Department of Theatre and Dance offers students the kind of pre-professional training that makes them successful on the stage, in television, on the big screen, and in a range of careers that relate to the performing arts. In association with a number of student groups including the University Players and University Dancers, the Department of Theatre and Dance produces a four-show mainstage season, as well as a number of smaller student productions.
The University Museums and Department of Art and Art History provide students with both a broad and deep foundation in the arts that covers a vast spectrum of time periods and techniques, with visiting faculty and exhibitions from around the world.
The interdisciplinary concentration in arts management is approachable by studio art, art history, music, theatre, and dance majors or minors. The concentration, which has grown substantially since its creation, combines artistic sensibilities with business acumen.
University of Richmond Museums comprises the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, the Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center, and the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature. The museums are home to diverse and fascinating collections and exhibitions of art, artifacts, and natural history specimens. Admission to all museums is free and open to the public. The museums regularly present exhibitions, lectures, openings, gallery talks, workshops, concerts, symposia, and other programs. Guided tours can be arranged to accommodate school groups or special interest groups.