Performing Arts Studies

Performing Arts provides exceptional instruction and opportunities to express your talents—whether it’s on a stage, in a studio, behind an instrument or in front of a microphone.

Dance Programs

The Department of Dance at Palm Beach Atlantic University offers Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees in dance, and as well as a minor in dance. The program equips dancers to combine artistic beauty and technical mastery while integrating faith, which inspires them to become redemptive storytellers. The program offers classical, contemporary, and multicultural dance in a creative and Christ-centered environment led by today’s leading world-renowned faculty, guest choreographers, and scholars. Students have the opportunity to perform on national and international stages and the successful student will apply their transformative experiences to create, perform, and teach dance at a professional level.

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Music Programs

As a music major, you’ll be part of a vibrant community of talented performers and artists in music studies. You can enhance your knowledge and skills through master classes taught by highly-regarded professionals and through international festivals on campus. And you’ll inspire, and be inspired, daily by the talents and potential of your fellow students.

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Theatre Programs

Students in the theatre program at Palm Beach Atlantic University seeking a profession in the visual, fine and performing arts of theatre, will be guided by top-notch faculty at a Christ-first University. The distinguishing factors of our theatre programs include all-encompassing training in performance and production, and our commitment to Christ, openly seek redemptive values in everything that we study and every play we put on stage. If PBA Theatre sounds right for you, we look forward to having you join us and will welcome you into our community!

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Own Your Experience

The College of Arts offers a distinctive learning experience designed to set graduates apart and launch amazing careers. We’re one of just three schools in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities to offer a major in dance. You’ll be able to take part in more than a dozen vocal, choral, and instrumental groups. Dance majors can participate in several dance concerts, showcases, and productions each year, from classical to contemporary. And you’ll enjoy our Annual International Piano Festival, as well as performances at the internationally known Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, which is within easy walking distance of campus.

Learn From the Best

You’ll be mentored by acclaimed professionals and performers whose talents have taken them to impressive heights in their industries. One faculty member has performed with musicians Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, and Jon Secada. Another was chosen by Mikhail Baryshnikov to join The American Ballet Theatre, with which she performed for eight years. And don’t forget, a Grammy-Award-winning Metropolitan Opera leading lady (retired).

Community Engagement & Partnerships

While each department is focused upon an intensive dedication to the individualized study and practicum within each discipline, the design of the degree programs within the College of the Arts provides for a unique community arena, through which interdisciplinary and collaborative engagements are encouraged and cultivated. Our collaborative efforts extend to external partnerships outside of the university, which aids in broadening the academic experience while disseminating and promoting individual talent within the disciplines. Some of the partnerships involve opportunities for both students and faculty.

Launching Brighter Futures

Graduates of the College of Arts will discover oceans of exciting opportunities, locally in Palm Beach County and around the country in major metropolitan areas such as Chicago and Boston. Our programs of study, performance and production opportunities, and location in the heart of West Palm Beach will provide the ideal preparation for you to sharpen your skills and hone your craft. You’ll find our graduates at places such as:

  • Walt Disney World
  • Palm Beach Christian Academy
  • Hope Maui Chapel
  • Inkling Creative
  • E.P.

Upcoming Performances

Don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of creativity and expression through our diverse array of events including theatre, music and dance.