PSU Opera production of Cosi fan tutte, 2013

Our Mission

The mission of the College of the Arts is to provide outstanding professional education and training in partnership with the region’s working artists, scholars, creative professionals and cultural institutions in the fields of architecture, art and design, music, theatre and film. We create and collaborate, and provide opportunities for faculty and students to shape the future by pushing boundaries.

The College of the Arts is a strategic partner in preparing talented young people for leadership in creative careers. Students are challenged to see their work within the artistic and critical traditions that provoke their own creative thinking and to seek interdisciplinary approaches and collaboration in both a local and global context.