The Spirit of the Arts

At NGU, your liberal arts education will be complemented by events that enhance your university experience. You'll find that whether you're participating on stage or enjoying from your seat, you'll gain an appreciation for the arts that will enrich your life even after graduation.  The arts bring NGU students together in a way that helps each participate and helps you find the Spirit of the Arts.

Fast Facts About the Arts

  • There are over 24 Music Faculty members that teach classes and private lessons for the Cline School of Music.
  • There are over 40 concerts and recitals are performed each year. (View a calendar of upcoming concerts or browse the Cultural Event website to view all of the upcoming events or to find out more  information).
  • In 2006, NGU joined only 72 schools in the world to be named an "All Steinway School."
  • More than 11 musical ensembles perform on campus and provide cultural event opportunities including a marching band and jazz band.
  • The School of Theater Building was completed in 2008 and houses several studios and a screening room, along with a box office and faculty offices. The Theater Department performs 6-7 shows per year. Some of these recent productions include: "The Importance of Being Earnest", "Taming of the Shrew", "A Christmas Carol", "All My Sons", "The Seagull", "The Miracle Worker", and Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderalla". (View a calendar of upcoming theater productions or browse the Cultural Event website to view all of the upcoming events or to find out more  information).
  • The Billingsly Theater was completed in 2010 and houses a full black box theater, box office, full lighting and technical system, as well as a moveable stage that can be arranged for different stage and seating scenarios. The Studio at Ole 414 was built in 2008 to showcase the photography, ceramics, sculptures, drawings in paintings of the studio art majors. The building also houses the ceramics and sculpture studios for the studio art major.
  • The Runion Building was recently restored to house the classrooms for the Studio Art major. All the classrooms have large windows that serve as natural light for the studio style classrooms. There is also a full Mac Computer lab for graphic design and photography editing classes.
  • Students are required to attend three events each semester. NGU feels that cultural events shape students and round out their liberal arts education.