Why Study Visual and Performing Arts?

The arts are fundamental to the human experience. Our courses are designed to immerse you in a rich, shared cultural tradition.

Unlock your creative potential, develop your analytical and performance skills and prepare yourself for professional life or further study. Upon completion of a major in the visual and performing arts, you will have the ability to:

  • Critically analyze and evaluate works of visual and performance art.
  • Work cooperatively and creatively with your peers.
  • Learn from your own intellectual and creative experiences.
  • Communicate effectively in written and oral form.
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Marching Band Scholarships

Merrimack is excited to offer scholarship opportunities to marching band members. Learn more about our inaugural marching band and be part of something great!

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Why Merrimack?

  • You’ll explore music, studio art, graphic design, art history, film and theatre from many different perspectives.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to participate in a wide array of student organizations, including music, theater. dance and art. 
  • You’ll get hands-on experience working in the Rogers Center for the Arts, one of the premier visual and performing arts venues north of Boston.
  • You’ll learn both inside and outside the classroom investigating the historical, theoretical and critical aspects of art forms.