Fine and Performing Arts Majors, Minors and Outcomes

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Upcoming Audition Dates

  • Saturday, June 3, 2017
  • Saturday, January 20, 2018
  • Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • Friday, April 20, 2018
  • Friday, April 27, 2018
Department of Fine and Performing Arts at MidAmerica Nazarene University | Apply Today!

What better environment to study the fine arts than a Christ-centered, service-focused university? At MidAmerica Nazarene University, students can choose from a variety of music programs, along with art and theatre. The arts provide a great way to minister to others and bring something beautiful to their lives.

MNU is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Degree Programs


  • Art
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Music Ministry


Upon successful completion of music degree programs, students will be able to demonstrate:

  • A broad awareness of the historical, cultural, aesthetic, and applied qualities of music as a discipline within the liberal arts
  • Integrated knowledge of music theory, music history, and music performance
  • Technical skills required for artistic self-expression in a major performance area
  • Knowledge of music technology specific to educational and compositional practices
  • Pragmatic and pedagogical knowledge and skills integral to service in the field of music education
  • Independent thinking grounded in a Christian worldview environment of holistic care for each individual
  • An understanding of their God-given gift as responsibility and service to the community


Statement of Mission

To develop in students an understanding of the power of music, theatre and visual arts as primary disciplines in the liberal arts; preparing students to use music to teach and enrich the lives of all persons; and promoting the arts as a spiritual and cultural force in society and the global community.