Department

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

508.767.7417


Location

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. 


Art History

Undergraduate

Graphic Design

Undergraduate

Music

Undergraduate

Studio Art

Undergraduate

Department of Art & Music Faculty

Sep 27 Mon

Whim Rules the Child: The Archaeology of Childhood in Scandinavian Scotland

The Annual HumanArts/AIA Lecture will feature a virtual presentation by Erin Halstad McGuire, Ph.D., who will lecture on “Whim Rules the Child: The Archaeology of Childhood in Scandinavian Scotland.”

Sep. 27, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online via Zoom
Learn more
Oct 13 Wed

The Mountain and The Porcupine

Artist Anne Harris '12 will discuss her work during a virtual HumanArts Lecture on October 13.

Oct. 13, 2021
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online via Zoom
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Nov 4 Thu

Music in New Orleans

Matt Sakakeeny, associate professor of music and ethnomusicology at Tulane University, will present a lecture on the history of music in New Orleans as part of the HumanArts Lecture Series on Thursday, Novermber 4 at 7 p.m. 

Nov. 4, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online via Zoom
Learn more

Events

Sep 27 Mon

Whim Rules the Child: The Archaeology of Childhood in Scandinavian Scotland

The Annual HumanArts/AIA Lecture will feature a virtual presentation by Erin Halstad McGuire, Ph.D., who will lecture on “Whim Rules the Child: The Archaeology of Childhood in Scandinavian Scotland.”

Sep. 27, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online via Zoom
Learn more
Oct 13 Wed

The Mountain and The Porcupine

Artist Anne Harris '12 will discuss her work during a virtual HumanArts Lecture on October 13.

Oct. 13, 2021
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online via Zoom
Learn more
Nov 4 Thu

Music in New Orleans

Matt Sakakeeny, associate professor of music and ethnomusicology at Tulane University, will present a lecture on the history of music in New Orleans as part of the HumanArts Lecture Series on Thursday, Novermber 4 at 7 p.m. 

Nov. 4, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online via Zoom
Learn more