Department of Performing and Visual Arts
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Assistant Professors: A. Shafer (Director of Art), B. Curling
Visiting Professor: G. Lamie
The Department of Performing and Visual Arts offers an undergraduate bachelor’s degree as well as a minor in Art. The curriculum balances practical experience and theoretical knowledge in both studio and art history courses. All courses within the Art Program encourage the development of perceptual and analytical skills as well as writing proficiency. The Art Program embraces the philosophy of the broad-based liberal arts education.
Assistant Professor: S. Al-Kassim
Assistant Professor: J. Baboukis (Director of Music)
Professors: S. Campbell (Chair), Leila Saad
Associate Professors: J. Arnold (Director of Theatre), F. Bradley, M. El Lozy
The Department of Performing and Visual Arts offers both a bachelor’s degree and a minor in theatre. The curriculum balances solid fundamental study of the literature, history, and theory of theatre with practical theatre experience in performance, directing, design, and technical theatre. The program offers a liberal arts approach to theatre study, an approach that aims at enriching the students’ awareness of the role of theatre arts within society.
The department produces a season of fully-realized plays, sponsors student-directed plays, and hosts visiting productions in its three theatres, the Falaki Mainstage, Falaki Studio, and Howard theatres. The department offers students the opportunity to interact with internationally renowned guest artists who are brought to AUC to serve as directors, designers, and performers. Students who participate are eligible to receive course credit depending on the extent of their involvement.