Arts are enriching. It is said that arts are what make us truly human, that from them we find means to express emotion.
Students who study and participate in music, theater, and art at Augsburg have the many and marvelous resources of a rich, artistic urban environment at their doorstep. Augsburg students study with professional actors and musicians, visit world-class museums, and enjoy internships with professional arts organizations. Students who are not majoring in the arts are welcomed and encouraged to explore their talents and express creativity in many ways.
The arts at Augsburg truly educate for a lifetime. Students involved in a theater production carry the experience of that play with them for the rest of their lives, much in the same way that students who play in orchestra during college feel more connected to a symphony orchestra when attending concerts. The vocabulary of the arts enriches our lives in innumerable ways great and small, giving us appreciation and understanding for new language, image, and sound.
Ours is not a cloistered faculty, and everyone who teaches here in fine arts is also out in the community engaged in professional performance or exhibition. This enables them to provide the kind of mentoring that challenges students to develop their talents, stretch their creativity, and express themselves in ways that perhaps they didn’t even expect.