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Greatness starts with you

Who understands that art, dance, design, music, and theatre are important in relating to other disciplines? Who craves artistic classes as part of your curriculum? You're creative. You're unconventional. But you're so much more. We are your canvas, We are your stage. We are your school. NKU School of the Arts.

Our Programs

It's in the Numbers

with 12 majors, more than 30 specializations to study
and 15 regional arts partners, NKU's transdisciplinary School of the Arts is a powerhouse of the visual and performing arts in the Midwest.
each year
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Latest News & Events


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    "Scenes from Nowhere" Opens at NKU Art Galleries

    June 15, 2022 - "Scenes from Nowhere" runs through Aug. 26. This three-part exhibition challenges the traditions of pictorial representation and reimagines them through a 21st century lens. Three gallery spaces will give different interpretations on the collective theme of pictorial representation [...]

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    NKU Hosts Summer Dance Institute

    May 3, 2022 - The Summer Dance Institute will take place July 28-30, 2022. The program is for participants between the ages of 14 and 23, where they can experience immersive dance major courses. The opportunity provides the introduction to campus life in the new state-of-the-art dance studio [...]

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    Announcing SOTA's 2022-2023 Theatre & Dance Season

    April 18, 2022 - Northern Kentucky University's School of the Arts is pleased to announce the productions slated for the 2022-2023 Theatre & Dance Season [...]


Your passion made profession

Whether we are producing a material or utilizing our dance classes to collaborate with theraputic exercise in health sciences, we are on the cutting edge of transdisciplinary studies. Yes, we're hosting concerts, but we're also preparing students to produce better rock n' roll shows. We can teach you to feel comfortable in front of the camera, which could lead to dozens of careers. Here, you will dance, you will sing, and most of all, you will achieve.


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contact us

SOTA Office

Fine Arts 253
Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099

SOTA Director

Matthew Albritton
Fine Arts Center 253D | (859) 572-5879