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College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
3301 College Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314

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(954) 262-8000
800-338-4723
admissions@nova.edu

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(954) 262-7563
800-541-6682 ext. 27563
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Upcoming Events

April 2017

Festival of Student Works

Each year, the Department of Performing and Visual Arts presents outstanding visual arts exhibitions and theatrical, musical, and dance productions. These performances—open to the public—serve as co-curricular opportunities for students to gain practical experience, and provide the NSU community with a local resource for educational and entertaining presentations. To see photos and videos from past performances, click here.

*Ticket purchase required

Dog Sees God
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead*

by Bert V. Royal
Black Box Theatre | Don Taft University Center
October 14 | 7:30 p.m.
October 15 | 2:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
October 16 | 2:00 p.m.
Purchase tickets here.


Dance Awareness Day
Dance Awareness Day

Performance Theatre | Don Taft University Center
November 2 | 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


Dance Works
Dance Works*
Performance Theatre | Don Taft University Center
November 4, 5 | 7:30 p.m.
Purchase tickets here.


Broadway Bash
Broadway Bash*
Miniaci Performing Arts Center
December 2 | 7:30 p.m.
Purchase tickets here.


Improv Jam
Improv Jam*
Black Box Theatre | Don Taft University Center
January 20 | 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Purchase tickets here.


Once Upon a Mattress
Once Upon a Mattress*

Music by Mary Rogers; Lyrics by Marshall Barer; Book by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer, and Dean Fuller
Performance Theatre | Don Taft University Center
February 24, 25 | 7:30 p.m.
February 25 and 26 | 2 p.m.
Purchase tickets here.


Suddenly Last Summer
Suddenly Last Summer*

by Tennessee Williams
Performance Theatre | Don Taft University Center
April 7 and 8 | 7:30 p.m.
April 8 and 9 | 2:00 p.m.
Purchase tickets here.


Student Works
Festival of Student Works

Dance Works
Performance Theatre | Don Taft University Center
April 28 and 29 | 7:00 p.m.

Theatre Works
Black Box Theatre | Don Taft University Center
April 28 and 29 | 8:00 p.m.

Armour


Armour: The Art of Kandy Lopez

Gallery 217 | Don Taft University Center
September 28-November 15
Opening Reception: September 28 | 5-7:00 p.m.


Senior Art Show
Senior Art Exhibition

Theatre Lobby | Don Taft University Center
February 23-April 21
Opening Reception: February 23 | 5-7:00 p.m.


Juried Exhibition
Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Gallery 217 | Don Taft University Center
March 23-April 21
Opening Reception: March 23 | 5-7:00 p.m.

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences supports the academic and experiential learning of undergraduate students studying the performing and visual arts. Productions and visual art exhibitions hosted by the college's Department of Performing and Visual Arts showcase the unique and diverse work of our students, faculty members, and guest artists. The university and local community are encouraged to attend, engage in, and support these events, which are held in the Performing and Visual Arts Wing of the Don Taft University Center on NSU's main campus.

Facilities

Students studying and/or participating in art, theatre, dance, musical theatre, music, and graphic design at the college gain access to:

  • Scene and costume shops
  • Dance studio
  • Orchestra, choral, and music practice rooms
  • Music keyboard and technology labs
  • Studios dedicated to painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, and graphic design

The college's theatrical and musical performances are held in the 230-seat Performance Theatre and the 100-seat Black Box Theatre. Visual art exhibitions by student, faculty, and emerging artists in solo, group, and juried exhibitions are held in Gallery 217.

Auditions

Auditions are generally held twice a year, at the start of the fall and winter semesters. Auditions are open to all students, faculty, and staff of NSU.

Box Office

Tickets can be pre-purchased online, or at the box office the day of the show. To pre-purchase tickets, visit the “Performing Arts Schedule” tab, and select the show you wish to see. You will be redirected to OvationTix to complete your purchase.

All performances are open to the public. For ticket information, call (954) 262-8179.

Tickets are not required for entrance to visual art exhibitions held in Gallery 217. Gallery hours vary.

Parking and Directions

  • Directions to Campus
  • Once you enter NSU's north entrance on Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., proceed to the parking garage on your right.
  • Exit the garage and walk south.
  • Continue past the Alvin Sherman Library on the left (east).
  • The Don Taft University Center will be straight ahead (south/southeast of garage).