No matter what that looks like for you, we're here to help you keep performing, listening, learning, creating and connecting.
The mission of the Department of Performing Arts and Technology is to provide an accessible and inclusive environment where all NC State students have opportunities to develop skills and knowledge, which prepare them for a lifetime of arts engagement and a variety of careers. We cultivate this environment through excellence in teaching, performance, service, outreach, and creative and scholarly work in arts entrepreneurship, dance, music, and music technology.
- Promote diversity, belonging, and well-being in an accessible, student-centered environment through arts entrepreneurship, dance, music, and music technology
- Cultivate an understanding of artistic concepts and processes through investigation, innovation, and collaboration
- Create a dynamic department through impactful artistic and scholarly activity
- Serve as a cultural resource through performances, scholarship, partnerships, and other programming with the university and community
20+ Performance Groups
Our performance courses and student organizations offer opportunities for all NC State students plus some community members.
Don’t miss our a cappella groups, choirs, dance companies, a cappella groups, concert bands, jazz bands and orchestras performing several times each year in Stewart Theatre.
Available to You
All of our courses are open to any student at NC State regardless of their major, and many will satisfy your GEP requirements. Follow your interests where they lead.
[The department] is one of the beautiful facets of NC State University that make this place feel like home.
Riley Stephenson, ’21
Vocal performance minor, pictured above