The Performing Arts degree is a nationally distinctive Bachelor of Arts degree that prepares students for careers in many aspects of the arts, including but not limited to performance, design, arts administration, and arts technologies. The curriculum offers specialized study in music, theatre, and audio technology. In addition to discipline specific concentrations, all performing arts students take classes in performance, production, history, theory, and arts technology. The Brooks Center for the Performing Arts is a living performing arts laboratory where visiting artists and industry professionals provide additional experiential educational opportunities for Clemson students. Students may choose from more than 70 minors and select elective courses to tailor their degrees to their individual interests.
The degree is rooted in the liberal arts tradition with specific training in the performing arts. It provides the background for a number of career options or advanced studies such as graduate school, professional internships, and specialized postgraduate training.
The curriculum features a senior capstone project in which students spend a semester of their final year working as a production team-writing, composing, designing, marketing, and performing a final project with a strong service component.
To be considered for admission to this program, students must undergo an interview/audition with the Department of Performing Arts. Please note that students will not be eligible for admission to Clemson University in Performing Arts until this interview/audition is completed. Contact the department for specific requirements.
As a requirement for graduation, all Music Concentration students will be required to demonstrate piano competence equivalent to the 1020 level, and all Audio Technology students will be required to demonstrate piano competence equivalent to the 1010 level.
- PA 3990 - Internship 1-3 Credits
- Major Requirement 3 Credits 8
- Minor Requirement 6 Credits
- Elective 3 Credits