Visual and Performing Arts

All students–regardless of major–are invited to experience the visual and performing arts at Luther.

The goal of the Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) Department is to foster the development of your creative abilities. It accomplishes this by engaging you at the intersections of theory and practice in theatre, dance, and the visual arts.

You’ll learn to use adaptive, creative, and collaborative tools and gain the skills needed to navigate the challenges of a rapidly changing world. You’ll also examine, enact, embody, and develop new ideas and means of expression to enrich and inform any field of endeavor.

Luther’s Visual and Performing Arts Department is housed in the Center for the Arts building on campus. This helps promote artistic interaction. The Center for the Arts is known for the activity and energy of artists creating new work.

Explore Luther's Visual and Performing Arts Majors and Minors

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Are you interested in Theatre and/or Dance? Help us learn more about you!

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Are you planning to study art, dance, or theatre? If so, check out the scholarships that are available for incoming and continuing students.


At Luther College, you don’t need to be an art, dance, or theatre major to be active in the visual and performing arts. Anyone is welcome to audition. Contact Professors Bobby Vrtis or Jeff Dintaman if you have questions about the audition process.

Connect with Jobs and Internships Via Handshake

Are you interested in a job or internship relating to the visual and performing arts? If so, visit Handshake. The tools can help you search for on-campus jobs and internships outside of Luther and make appointments with the Career Center staff.

Get Involved

Want to join a group with interests in the visual and performing arts? Check out Luther’s student organizations!