Performing and visual arts at Augustana represent the heart of the arts in the Sioux Empire. Our long-standing tradition of excellence in the arts reaches out to all students — from majors preparing to enter professions as musicians, theatre and visual artists or arts educators, to those simply interested in the arts — and to members of the local community, who can attend multiple performances and exhibits throughout the year.

Items of interest

  • Arts Calendar
    Arts Calendar

    Something's always going on in the Performing and Visual Arts! View our arts calendar, and then plan to attend our events!

  • Theatre Performances
    Theatre Performances

    Student talent is showcased in various theatrical productions each year — get your tickets at

  • Student Gallery
    Student Gallery

    View drawings, paintings, sculptures and other art created by Augustana students.

The Heart of the Arts

In music, students have the opportunity to participate in several wind, choral and string ensembles.

In theatre, student actors, musicians, designers and technicians produce four main stage productions per year and are involved in numerous student productions and organizations, including Brand Name Improv and Viking Varieties.

In the visual arts, our Center for Visual Arts houses studios for printmaking, sculpture, painting, ceramics, drawing and graphic design, as well as galleries for professional and student exhibitions and a liturgical art center.

Outreach efforts to the local community include over 100 performances, concerts and exhibits, several camps, festivals and competitions hosted on campus, and the Sioux Falls arts scene which has so much to offer our campus community.