When you think 艺术, think Southern Miss
The 音乐学院 is dedicated to its longstanding international reputation for musical excellence, providing a myriad of musical and educational opportunities for the professional and artistic growth of our student musicians.
Here you will work side-by-side with distinguished faculty who have performed on world-class stages and teach at festivals and conferences around the globe. Find yourself performing in ensembles including The Southern Chorale, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and the Steel Pan Orchestra at regional, national and international events as well as attending master classes with guest artists.
Performing and Visual 艺术
The School of Performing and Visual 艺术 houses undergraduate programs in art, graphic design, painting and drawing, sculpture, dance performance and choreography, dance education, theatre, theatre performance, and theatre design and technology.
Graduate programs are offered in theatre performance, theatre design and technology, 和导演.
The school produces exhibitions and performances throughout the year, and students are highly engaged in practice in the arts.
English (Creative Writing)
The School of Humanities is comprised of the major disciplines of English, history, philosophy and religion. In other words, we are the school that examines and celebrates the human capacity for expression, empathy and critical evaluation.
The Creative Writing program in our School's Center for Writers offers courses and workshops in fiction, nonfiction, prose and poetry, taught by distinguished faculty who are widely published in their field. Students in the program can work toward an MA or PhD in English with an emphasis in creative writing and are afforded opportunities to study with internationally acclaimed resident and visiting authors.
The Latest on Our Vibrant 艺术 Community
USM Dance Professor Participates in Global Activism Campaign Against Gender-Based 暴力
In conjunction with the international campaign “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based 暴力 (GBV),” created by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership and UN Women, Dr. Candice Salyers, Assistant Professor of Dance at USM, invited artists from across the world to join her in a virtual performance project. The 16 Days of Activism started this month and runs through December 10, Human Rights Day.
USM Alumnus Ed McGowin to Receive Governor's 艺术 奖 for Lifetime Achievement
Each year, the Mississippi 艺术 Commission, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, honors individuals and organizations for their outstanding work in the artistic disciplines, arts-based community development, and/or arts patronage in Mississippi through the Governor’s 艺术 奖s.
On its 35th edition, a dynamic painter and sculptor and a University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Art and Design Alumnus Ed McGowin, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement 奖.
Mississippi Made: From the Mississippi Delta to living the NYC Dream
Over the span of 18 years through all of his education and auditions, traveling from gig to gig, experiencing many successes and failures, and going through a global pandemic, USM graduate Ezekiel Andrew (2017) is at the pinnacle of his career. 在夏天， he made his NYC dream come true through an invitation to join the cast of Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway.
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