The arts define and communicate what it is to be human. They entertain, question, inspire, and inform. The Arts Department offers B.A. degrees in Performing Arts (Music, Theater, and Dance) Visual Arts (Studio), and Art History (through a Colleges of the Fenway partnership). Students engage in their own creative process, acquire theoretical tools for evaluating their own and others' work, and study the history and literature of their chosen discipline. In addition to supporting the interests of individual students, the major complements professional preparation in teaching, social work, juvenile justice and youth advocacy, and child life.
Wheelock provides an ideal backdrop to your studies. At the end of each semester, the department sponsors Arts Performance Day and a Student Art Exhibition, giving all students opportunities to showcase their best work to the college community, parents, and friends. Each year, the Wheelock Family Theatre presents three professional productions on campus, and the Towne Art Gallery mounts four professional art exhibitions. The Colleges of the Fenway offer a wide range of student performance opportunities. Boston's renowned cultural institutions, such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Symphony Hall, and the Huntington Theater, are close by, and offer opportunities for class and personal experiences.