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Department of Performing and Fine Arts

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The Department of Performing and Fine Arts will be the cultural and intellectual center for Fayetteville and its environs.

How to find us

Many music performances are held either in Seabrook Auditorium or in the Rosenthal Building, which are buildings adjacent to each other at the corner of Murchison Road and W.T. Brown Drive at the main entrance of the campus. The Rosenthal Art Gallery is located in the Rosenthal Building. Parking for both buildings is located behind Seabrook Auditorium.

Most of our theatre performances take place in Butler Theater, which can be accessed on the first floor of the G.L. Butler Building at the heart of campus. Sidewalks lead up from the parking area to the breezeway connecting the two halves of the Butler Building.

Parking for Butler Theater is available in the lot adjacent to the Butler Building and the Chestnutt Library at the junction of W.T. Brown Drive and Administration Drive.

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About the Department

Dance Music Theatre Visual Arts

Greeting from the Chair

lambThank you for visiting us. I hope you will discover that everything we do in this department, from producing the next generation of artists, musicians, and performers to presenting guest artists for the enrichment of our community, the Department of Performing and Fine Arts is devoted to making the arts accessible to all.

Warmest regards,
Dr. Earnest Lamb

The primary mission of the Department of Performing and Fine Arts is to produce graduates in the performing and fine arts - music, dance, theater, visual arts - that will be leaders in their respective fields and its advocate. >> Read More

Specialized Accreditation

Our Department holds specialized accreditation for its B.A. Music and B.S. Music Education programs from the National Association of Schools of Music.


Student Organizations and Ensembles

Support the Arts


musicThe primary mission of the music unit at Fayetteville State University is to produce music educators and to prepare graduates that can make significant contributions to the music profession in all its polysemy. >> Read More


Theatre & Dance

theatredanceThe theatre program's mission is to serve as an artistic, intellectual, and multi-cultural resource for the communities and institutions of southeast North Carolina and beyond.

FSU's Dance Minor and Dance Ensemble provide opportunities for work in the discipline, art, and craft of dance. >> Read More


Visual Art

visual arts

The Visual Arts faculty is dedicated to providing a comprehensive undergraduate education in the visual arts. The program is committed to the preparation of every Art Major with superior training and technical knowledge necessary to launch careers in the fine arts and art education. >>Read More


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