Art & Music

Learn how to fully appreciate various art forms, gain a deeper awareness of what they mean and discover how to unleash your own creativity

Art and Music

Contact Information

Toby Norris, Ph.D., Department Chair, Art & Music



Founders Hall - Room 025

Students studying design, art or music at Assumption have numerous opportunities to explore their creativity and showcase their talents. Performances in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit and onstage in the College’s state-of-the-art Jeanne Y. Curtis Performance Hall, exhibitions on campus and at ArtsWorcester’s city center gallery, and internships at venues ranging from the Worcester Art Museum to Hanover Insurance to Telemundo all demonstrate the artistic aptitude of Assumption students. Our faculty are practicing designers, artists, and musicians, who are eager to guide students both professionally and academically towards a fulfilling career in the arts or beyond.

Vocal and band scholarships

Department Mission Statement

The Department aims to give students an understanding of the importance of rigorous practical and intellectual formation in stimulating creative thought and achieving creative expression. We also strive to help students appreciate Art, Music and Theatre as significant dimensions of the human experience. Studying the history of the arts brings home the central role that they have played in the development of human thought, both within and outside the Judeo-Christian tradition. Practicing the arts encourages students to incorporate creative expression into their wider intellectual and personal development. In forming the human being more completely, the department fulfills a fundamental goal of Catholic education. 

River of Hope

You are invited to watch this video that shares some of the many collaborations the University engages in to promote its Art & Music Department.

"River of Hope"
Music by Grace Brigham
Text by Hope DeLuca and Students of the AU Chorale and Worcester Children's Chorus
Audio and Video by Brett Maguire
Brad Dumont and Pam Mindell, Choral Directors
Funded in part by a grant from Choral Arts New England

Art History


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Studio Art


Department of Art & Music Faculty

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