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School of Visual & Performing Arts

School of Visual & Performing Arts Degrees Degrees in Art & Design Art - Fine Art Studio (B.F.A.) Art - Studio Art (B.A.) Art Education (B.A.) Art History (B.A.) Arts Administration (B.A.) Art Therapy (B.A.) Graphic & Interactive Design (B.F.A.) GRADUATE DEGREE Art Therapy - Specialization in Counseling (M.A.)

Degrees in Dance

Dance (B.A.) Tracks: • Choreography • Education/Pedagogy • Performance • Pre-Dance/Movement Therapy

Degrees in Music

Commercial Music (B.M.)

Degrees in Theatre

Musical Theatre (B.A. & B.F.A.) Tracks: • Acting • Dance • Music Theatre Arts (B.A.) Theatre Business (B.A.) Theatre Design &Technology (B.A.) Theatre Performance (B.A.)

Minors & Certificates Art (minor)

Dance (minor) Graphic & Interactive Design (certificate) Music (minor) Music Therapy (certificate) Photography (minor) Sacred Music (certificate) Theatre Arts (minor)

Music (B.A.) Music Education (B.M.) Music Performance (B.M.) Music Therapy (B.M.)

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Sacred Music (B.M.)

Seton Hill is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. Learn more at

Welcome to the Hill!


s a leading Catholic liberal arts university that embraces students of all faiths, we’re excited to help you build a home here on The Hill and create the future you’ve always dreamed of.

Welcoming Community

We celebrate diversity in both faith and culture. You are welcome here.

Celebrating Community We believe, as did Elizabeth Ann Seton, that “cheerfulness prepares a glorious mind for all the noblest acts.” At Seton Hill, you will have many reasons to celebrate.

Learning Community

We educate students to think and act critically, creatively and ethically as productive members of society. Here, you will learn to transform the world.

Serving Community

We have a commitment to justice, mercy and compassion. Here, you will receive the support you need, and you will be empowered to help others. -1-

The School of Visual & Performing Arts at Seton Hill Our Facilities - Places to Perform, Learn, Create & Have Fun Seton Hill’s Arts and Performing Arts Centers serve as a second home and a creative incubator for a supportive student and faculty community of actors, singers, dancers, musicians and technical experts. ARTS CENTER Seton Hill’s award-winning Arts Center provides everything you need to learn and create through studios designed just for: • Sculpture • Graphic & Interactive Design • Metalsmithing • Clay • Photography • Printmaking • Drawing & Painting The Arts Center includes three studios for the Dance Program, one of which also serves as a performance space. The Center also houses three exhibit spaces: the Art Yard, Harlan Gallery and Harris Gallery. PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Seton Hill’s Performing Arts Center features two professionallevel performance venues in addition to rehearsal studios, scene and costume design shops, technical areas, classrooms and the University Box Office. -2-

Art & Design @ Seton Hill


s an art major at Seton Hill you will be part of a thriving arts community. Here, you will become a confident artist on your way to a meaningful creative career.

Recent Visual & Performing Arts grads have gone on to work with:


At Seton Hill, all arts faculty members are active in their respective professions, so you will enjoy learning, performing and traveling with professors who can guide you from where you are now to wherever you want to go in your career. They are:



• Outstanding art educators • Exhibiting artists working in a variety of media • Credentialed art therapists • Experienced study abroad trip leaders • Business-savvy professionals • Skilled digital designers & animators

Get Your Work Seen

Through the Art and Design Program at Seton Hill you will exhibit your art in professional galleries, work on projects with local businesses and enjoy special access to art organizations like the Westmoreland Museum of American Art. -3-


Music @ Seton Hill


eton Hill is an All-Steinway School and an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. As a music major you will enjoy: • Professors who are working musicians, music teachers and music therapists • Outstanding performance venues • A creative community of musicians, actors, dancers and artists • Plentiful and varied opportunities to perform • Award-winning career services, internships & apprenticeships • Developing the musical and business skills to succeed in a music career

Learning Through Doing

As a music major, you will become a part of Seton Hill’s yearly season of concerts, plays and dance performances. Ensembles, internships, apprenticeships and specialized experiences for music education and music therapy majors will also be a part of your comprehensive education.


• Brass Ensemble

• Setonia (Women’s Choir)

• Commercial Music Ensemble

• SHU Men’s Glee Club • Sinfonia at Seton Hill

• Griffin Marching & Concert Band • Guitar Ensemble

• St. Cecilia Ringers (Handbell Ensemble)

• Jazz Combo

• String Chamber Music

• Jazz Ensemble

• Una Voce (Chamber Choir)

• Percussion Ensemble

• Westmoreland Symphonic Winds

• Piano Ensemble -4-






Dance @ Seton Hill


n Seton Hill’s Dance Program, you will learn from working dance faculty in award-winning studios and performance venues. Smaller class sizes will allow you to receive the personal attention that is crucial to an artist’s learning process.

Personalize Your Degree in Dance

98% Career/ Graduate School Placement

Seton Hill’s Dance Program has four tracks – choreography, education/ pedagogy, performance, pre-dance/ movement therapy – so you can create the balanced learning/training experience that fits your goals. The program has a strong foundation in ballet, with the goal of helping you become a well-rounded, thoughtful artist. We will be with you every step of the way to help you plan your education and develop your creative process.

Performance & Production Opportunities

Seton Hill produces a full season of student theatre and dance performances every year at our Performing Arts Center. At Seton Hill you are welcome to jump right in and get involved as a freshman. -6-

Theatre @ Seton Hill


n Seton Hill’s Theatre Program, you will learn from working artist-faculty who are invested in your education. Smaller class sizes will allow you to receive personal attention in acting and movement, voice/speech, theatre design and technology, and theatre business, allowing you to focus on your field, while engaging in every aspect of performance and production.

Learn all Aspects of Theatre

Our Theater Program is rooted in a liberal arts foundation dedicated to helping you become a thoughtful artist in a supportive atmosphere. Our curriculum is designed so that you will experience classes in performance, directing, theatre history and production.

Perform as You Learn


Major Productions a Year

We produce two plays, two dance concerts and one musical each year, offering multiple performance opportunities. You can also participate in many student-run, faculty-mentored plays, cabarets and other events. Our faculty will be with you every step of the way to help you develop and achieve your goals. -7-

All This & a Great Value Too!


et the educational benefits of a private, career-focused liberal arts university at the best value possible! Seton Hill costs less than you think, and has even been named a “Best Value� School by U.S. News & World Report. 99% of our incoming freshmen receive some type of financial aid throughout their time on The Hill.

Financial Aid & Scholarship $21,000





Elizabeth Seton Scholarship

Aloysia Lowe Scholarship

Mary Schmidt Scholarship

Francesca Brownlee Scholarship

SHU Award

GPA: 4.0 ACT (MIN): 26 SAT (NEW): 1250

GPA: 3.75 ACT (MIN): 24 SAT (NEW): 1150

GPA: 3.5 ACT (MIN): 22 SAT (NEW): 1080

GPA: 3.25 ACT (MIN): 20 SAT (NEW): 1030

GPA: 3.0 ACT (MIN): 18 SAT (NEW): 960

Examples of recent academic scholarships provided to students by Seton Hill. We take GPA, ACT & SAT scores into account for all scholarships, but the scores listed here are examples, not requirements.


of incoming Freshmen Receive Aid

In addition to the large variety of scholarships offered by Seton Hill, the School of Visual and Performing Arts provides scholarships for enrolled students. Students must first be accepted to the University before scheduling an audition or being given consideration for an arts scholarship. Scholarships are renewable awards that vary in amount. We work directly with you and your family to create a financial aid package that addresses your needs. -8-

We Invite You to Come for a Visit Upcoming Visit Days 2020 Griffin for a Day: • February 17 • March 16 • April 6 2020 Overnight Visits: • February 25 • March 10 • March 24 • April 21 2020 Saturday Visits: • January 25 • February 8 • March 14 • March 28 • April 18 • May 2 Spring Open House: • April 4 Register at

2020 Dance Audition Dates • January 18 • February 7 • March 14

2020 Music Audition Dates • January 18 • February 7 • February 22 • March 14 • April 18

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2020 Theatre Audition Dates • January 18 • February 7 • February 22 • March 14 • April 18

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2020 Art Scholarship Deadline • February 7

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