University of Southern Indiana
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Performing Arts

The University of Southern Indiana's Performing Arts department provides the breadth of a liberal arts education while allowing students to pursue professional training in performance, as well as design and theatre technologies, in the theatre arts major and the music minor.

USI Performing Arts offers an educational experience few undergraduate programs can match. Led by a faculty with significant and ongoing professional experience, many students earn the unique opportunity to work with professional artists. Our students have gone on to train at some of the most prestigious graduate and internship programs in the country.

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USI performing arts students took a trip to New York City in Spring 2016 with assistant professor Eric Athleide to get a taste of the fine arts scene. Watch the video to learn more about their experience!

USI Theatre's season includes up to four full-scale productions annually, providing opportunities for students to apply classroom knowledge on stage or behind the scenes as early as their freshman year.

State-of-the-art Performance Center

USI's new Performance Center opened in spring 2015, supported by a state-of-the-art design studio and all new production shops. A new 24-hour theatre design lab allows students to work on production design at any hour. Learn more about theatre facilities at USI.


Music programs at USI offer students throughout the University the opportunity to develop their musicianship through performance and study. Programs offer valuable experiences for performing arts students eager to build their musical credentials within the Theatre major.

USI music ensembles - the Chamber Choir, the Women's Choir, and the Jazz Ensemble - maintain a performance calendar independent from that of the USI Theatre.

Where are they now?

To find out what some of our graduates are up to, click Alumni Spotlight

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