Use your creative powers to move the world.

The arts can move us to tears, laughter, awe, and a deeper understanding of the human experience. We welcome you to bring your talents, creativity and passion for the arts to Iona and together we will build a rich foundation in aesthetic literacy and its practical applications. Through in-depth investigation of one of four arts disciplines –– dance, music, theatre or visual arts – you will develop your artistic, academic and expressive potential along with your creative power to move the world.

Fine and Performing Arts Minor Program
Dance, Music, Theatre or Visual Arts

As a Fine and Performing Arts Minor in Dance, Music, Theatre or Visual Arts you will investigate the arts from multiple perspectives––creativity, history, criticism and technique-–taking 15 credits in one of the four disciplines and 3 credits in one of the other three. You’ll develop problem-solving skills, adaptability and independent thinking skills that are lifelong assets in any field, from the art world to the business world.

Our program supports further intensive study toward careers in dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts as well as related professions:

  • Arts Administration
  • Entertainment Management
  • Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts Education
  • Movement studies
  • Art, music, drama or dance therapy
  • Fine and Performing Arts Journalism
  • Entertainment Law
  • Fine and Performing Arts Marketing
  • Stage management and direction
  • Curatorial studies
  • Sound Engineering

A thriving arts community, a dedicated arts faculty

As a Fine and Performing Arts student, you’ll experience close, personal faculty interactions, small class sizes and performance and exhibit opportunities throughout the year. Our faculty members are working artist-scholars who are committed to bringing out your best and encouraging deeper personal expression––in the studio, on the stage, in the gallery or performance hall.

On campus, the Fine and Performing Arts Department produces artistic and cultural programs for the enrichment of students and the community at large.  Student exhibits occur at the Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery in the Iona College Arts Center and student and guest artist performances occur in in Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium, Doorley Auditorium and Romita Auditorium.

The Fine and Performing Arts world-class world at your fingertips

New York City is less than 30 minutes away from Iona’s New Rochelle campus, giving you access to a wealth of world-class musical performances, plays, museums, dance productions, workshops and more. Field trips to the city are incorporated into most courses to further enhance your arts education at Iona.

You may also choose to study abroad in some of the world’s great cultural centers:

  • Explore the roots of theatrical performance in London
  • Draw inspiration from the artistic treasures of Rome and Florence
  • Hear the acoustical wonders of the Sydney Opera House
  • Study the rich heritage of Ireland in Dublin.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Paris.

Keep up with events as well as faculty and student performances and exhibitions with the Fine and Performing Arts Department Newsletter

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Iona Theatre

Selection from The Iona College Theatre Ensemble