The Arts

Art is a privileged way in which humanity learns to express itself, to innovate, and to create, reminding us of the uniqueness of the human spirit. The arts at Notre Dame reflect the diversity and cultures of a student body drawn from all 50 states and 100 countries. With over 900 arts events annually and numerous programs and departments, the Notre Dame campus offers an opulent variety of opportunities for students to share their expression.

Home to one of the nation’s premier art museums and a world leader in new traditional architecture, our students may choose from programs in architecture, visual and performing arts, and scholarly arts while enjoying numerous resources in our libraries and special collections.

“In the Catholic tradition, the arts have always been closely tied to worship and the experience of the sacred; art has always been central to the University’s commitment to learning, teaching, and serving, and it is of crucial importance to our continued growth as a community of learning.” Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame