Fine Arts

Make the Arts part of your life! Perform a solo or audition for an ensemble;  make a painting, throw a pot, or take photos;  travel abroad, research with a faculty mentor or work independently; or join the costume or set crew or act on the main stage!

In Olin Hall, we help students develop and shape their passion for their arts, whether it be in Art, Art History, Music, Theatre or a combination of several areas.
We are home to four majors:

student painting at an easel Osiris & Hathor at Seti I Abydos


Art History

students playing instruments students constructing a set



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Fine Arts Department Chair:

Dr. Gordon Marsh
Office--Olin 341
(540) 375-2352

Fine Arts Daytrip to Washington D.C.

The Fine Arts Department is sponsoring a day-trip to Washington, D.C.! Sign up in the Fine Arts Department Office (Olin Hall) to reserve your seat on a charter bus to Washington, D.C.

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Date: Sunday, March 24, 2019
Location: From Salem, VA to Washington, D.C.


The 2019 Commencement activities will begin on Friday late afternoon, May 3, with the Baccalaureate ceremony at 4:30 p.m. in the Cregger Center Arena. This celebratory event is an important part of Commencement exercises and is an occasion for thanksgiving as our students complete their educational program.

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Date | Time: Friday, May 03, 2019 | 4:30 PM
Location: Cregger Center


Commencement Day: Saturday, May 4, 10:00 a.m., John R. Turbyfill Quadrangle.

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Date | Time: Saturday, May 04, 2019 | 10:00 AM
Location: John R. Turbyfill Quadrangle (RC Front Lawn)