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Arts & Culture

At DU, the arts take center stage.


DU student artwork on display
Sculpture in the former Penrose Library

All over campus, you'll find students painting, sculpting, singing, developing video games, cutting techno-punk CDs and performing satirical one-act plays.

At the Lamont School of Music, you'll find a lots of young musicians practicing, performing and recording music of all kinds. Our creative writing program develops the next generation of poets, essayists and novelists. Some of the nation's most innovative dance companies spirit across our stages, but our own dance clubs kick up their heels, too. The theater department stages plays new and old. And our visual arts students have lots of places to display their creative expressions.

Most of DU's arts programs are open to non-majors, so you don't have to be the next Beethoven, Picasso or Hemingway to get involved. And if you're an aficionado, there's plenty to see and savor.

Cultural crossroads of the West

The Newman Center for the Performing Arts calendar of events is full of concerts, operas, recitals and dance performances.

Big-name bands and rising stars frequently make the bill at Magness Arena. And fans of poetry and prose can catch budding and prominent writers at readings and presentations.