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Performing and Visual Arts

Nova Southeastern University takes center stage when it comes to supporting the arts. Whether you just want to sit and enjoy the cultural arts or be part of the show, NSU has several options for nurturing your creative spirit. From our rapidly growing curriculum in the performing and visual arts, to our on-campus theatres and art gallery, as well as our art museum in downtown Fort Lauderdale - we are dedicated to bringing world-class art to NSU and South Florida.

NSU offers degrees and scholarships in theatre, music, dance and art in our modern Performing and Visual Arts wing in the Don Taft University Center. The NSU community and general public can enjoy student-run productions, performances, and art exhibits throughout the year. We’ve also established many innovative programs and community partnerships, including the NSU Art Museum│Fort Lauderdale, providing a new dimension to our arts curriculum and bringing the best visual arts exhibits and educational programs to the community.

Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center

Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts CenterThrough a partnership with the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the on-campus Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center brings the best local theatre to the university and the community-at-large. The 500-seat theatre also hosts musical performances, guest speakers, and campus events.

Performing and Visual Arts WingPerforming and Visual Arts Wing – College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Come see a production in one of our two theatres. The Performing and Visual Arts Wing also contains art and dance studios, orchestra and choral rooms, and scene and costume shops.

Art on Campus

Glass GardenThe NSU Glass Garden is a permanent installation created by world-renowned glass artist, Dale Chihuly. This unique glass sculpture is on display at the Alvin Sherman Library and was created exclusively for the university.

Guy Harvey MuralA Tribute to Sharks, which is housed at NSU’s Don Taft University Center, is the largest mural by renowned marine artist Guy Harvey. The mural features 19 species of sharks (NSU’s mascot), some of which are three-dimensional.

Students with Prayer WheelNSU boasts a Buddhist prayer wheel blessed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and year-round exhibits at the Alvin Sherman Library gallery.

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