Students work on their paintings in art studio in Pierce Hall.

Applied Arts

No matter your means of artistic expression, we'll stir your imagination. Students who participate in the arts at Oxford enhance and expand their educational experience through theater, dance, music, film, and visual arts.

Our students have many opportunities to participate in artistic presentations regardless of potential major or whether they’re enrolled in arts classes. You can perform in plays, perform in and choreograph dances, sing in the Oxford Chorale, play instruments in chamber ensembles, create musical compositions, and exhibit visual arts.

Arts Courses at Oxford

We offer one-, two-, and four-credit hour courses, depending upon the arts discipline. Many Oxford students successfully major or minor in the arts at Emory College on our Atlanta campus, yet most who participate in the arts at Oxford do so to expand their total educational experience.

Students perform the play "Men on Boats."


Oxford provides opportunities for students to study, build, and perform plays and musicals as early as their first semester.

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Faculty teach about classic films.

Film and Media

We bring independent filmmakers to campus and introduce our community to films with unique perspectives. Oxford courses help our students become discerning consumers, interpreters, and producers of one of our most influential art forms.

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Oxford has several chorales that students can join.


At Oxford, you can study music as an academic discipline or take part in co-curricular activities such as Oxford Chorale or the Oxford Chamber Ensemble.

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Oxford students present a dance performance.


The study of dance involves the total exploration of the self—emotional, intellectual, and physical.

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A student works on a project in the Pierce Hall art studio.

Visual Arts

Visual and studio arts at Oxford provide opportunities to interpret the imagery that surrounds you. You can explore the works, meanings, and abstract foundations of the visual arts.

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Tarbutton Performing Arts Center

Tarbutton Performing Arts Center serves as the hub of performing arts, housing our music, choral classroom, rehearsal rooms, art and gallery space, along with our black box theater.

Explore Arts at Emory

Arts at Emory hosts more than 300 events in the performing, visual, and literary arts each year, with internationally acclaimed musicians, numerous student ensembles, a professional theater company, prize-winning poets, novelists, playwrights, and much more.