Department of Fine Arts and Humanities

Fine Arts

"Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth".


The Drama program is designed to give students a basic experience in all aspects of the discipline of theatre.

At Augustana, drama students are prepared as actors to function effectively in any situation, from cabaret to classical drama, from experimental theatre to television and film.

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Augustana offers both a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Arts with a major in music.

The program offers students practical experience in private lessons, ensembles, and through related performance and choir tour opportunities.

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Visual Art

Augustana's Art Program builds a strong foundation in both the history and the practice of visual art.

The program is suited for students in the beginning of their artistic development - no art experience or background is necessary, and no portfolio is required!

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"Within the university ... you can study without waiting for any efficient or immediate result. You may search, just for the sake of searching, and try for the sake of trying. So there is a possibility of what I would call playing. It's perhaps the only place within society where play is possible to such an extent".

Jacques Derrida, 1987