is your passion found on the stage or on the page? In the paint brush or the resonant rush of an encore symphony performance? Whatever your medium (or mediums), Southern Oregon University will help you discover and refine your gifts. Our focus is on training, nurturing, presenting, and supporting you while you polish your talents, flourish, and thrive at SOU.
There’s something for everyone at the Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU. We educate artist-practitioners and scholars in a diverse environment that cultivates our cherished values of creativity, collaboration, communication, and adventure.
See the Class Schedule for a list of current class offerings.
What is the Oregon Center for the Arts?
Oregon Center for the Arts educates artist-practitioners and scholars in a diverse environment that cultivates SOU’s values of creativity, collaboration, communication, and adventure.
OCA is an academic division of Southern Oregon University. We also serve as a community arts presenter, partner, and producer. The structural components comprise its Academic Programs, the Schneider Museum of Art (SMA), institutional-based Allied Arts Programs, and Community Arts Partnerships.
The beautiful and vibrant Rogue Valley is the perfect setting for the Oregon Center for the Arts. Our gorgeous surroundings are a powerful, creative catalyst for our diverse combination of students, educators, and artists, who come to us from around the world to infuse the Oregon cultural landscape with artistic excellence
Dance a grand jeté to a time step to popping and locking while picking up choreography nuances in our Dance/Movement Studies program.
Merge your love of vanguard and traditional disciplines through our groundbreaking Emerging Media & Digital Arts (emdA) program.
Rise to a crescendo and hone your musical talents under the tutelage of the world-class artists in our rigorous Music program.
Witness the goosebump-inducing cultural events presented by Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University.
Unleash your inner muse through the complementary trio of expressive majors available in our Creative Arts program.
Converge with fellow art-lovers and aficionados at events presented by Associates of Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University.
Nibble on the sumptuous offers available from esteemed community arts partners of Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University.
Grab your tickets to the season’s hottest OCA at SOU music concerts, theatre productions, and art events at our Box Office.
Tell us your questions, your hopes, your goals, and your requests for Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University.
Find your destiny not in the stars but in yourself through our rousing Shakespeare Studies program set in the home of Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Break a leg as you follow in the footsteps of Ty Burrell, Monique Bernadette Barbee, and other award-winning alumni of our Theatre program.
Sculpt your future as you acquire the technical expertise and delve into your creative vision through our Visual Arts program.
Bask in the luxurious offerings available through Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU’s academic programs.
Drink in the stimulating contemporary art and educational events at the Schneider Museum of Art on the Southern Oregon University campus.
Taste the tempting offerings available through Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU’s diverse array of Allied Arts Programs.
Fall head over heels in love with Ashland, frequently named as one of the best places in America to study, work, retire, live, and play.
Schedule the perfect venue (including SOU’s acclaimed Music Recital Hall) for your special event through our space rentals page.
Feel the joy of contributing to a richer and more culturally diverse community while supporting our talented students.