School of Performing Arts

Artistic Inspiration

Avila Values.

Choral singers performing in an older church


With an Avila music degree, you will have the musical foundation and performance experience you’ll need to take the stage, whether you sing or play an instrument.

Department of Music >>

Student performers on stage for War of the Worlds


Avila Theatre has nurtured students interested in pursuing a career in acting, directing, design and technology or management for decades.

Department of Theatre >>

Students practicing in the dance studio


The Avila Dance Department will teach any interested student the basic technical knowledge and cultural context of several dance styles, including tap, jazz, modern or ballet.

Dance Program >>

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Music



Home of the Arts

The Goppert Performing Arts Center

Grand Lobby

An architectural rendering of the new Grand Lobby as seen from atop the grand staircase.

Goppert performing arts center lobby from the top floor

Goppert Performing Arts Center

The new welcoming “front door” to the Avila campus.

The exterior of the Goppert Performing Arts Center in the fall

Choir Rehearsal Space

A fabulous new choir space with floor-to-ceiling north-facing windows.

rendering of the choir room in the goppert performing arts center

The Grand Lobby

Entering the Goppert Performing Arts Center for performances, visitors will be welcomed by an airy, two-story lobby and grand staircase.

rendering of the grand lobby of the goppert performing arts center
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