What is Your Passion?

Find out at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University

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 are comprised of Academic Programs, the Schneider Museum of Art (SMA), institutional-based Affiliated Arts Programs and Community Arts Partnerships.

EXPLORE THE OCA

Your Southern Oregon Arts Experience Starts Here

Students & Faculty at SOU Standing in a Circle

ACADEMICS

Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU brings creatives together to practice their individual artistic passions while inspiring one another across the disciplines.

Percussion Performance at Southern Oregon University

EVENTS

Check our page regularly for upcoming Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU events featuring faculty, students, alumni, and visiting artists.

People Singing at a Chamber Choir Performance at SOU Recital Hall

PARTNERS

There’s a long history of collaboration between Southern Oregon University and professional arts organizations both locally and throughout the state.

THE SCHNEIDER MUSEUM of ART

Paintings in Schneider Museum Art Gallery

The SMA engages with the visual arts through exhibitions and programs that support interdisciplinary study, research, and discourse for both the academic and public communities.

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS

Chamber Music Enso Concert Performance

CMC’s mission is to present chamber music of the highest quality for the enjoyment, enrichment, and education of the Southern Oregon, Northern California, and Southern Oregon University communities.

ShakespeareAMERICA INSTITUTE

Bust drawing of William Shakespeare

A forum for practitioners, scholars, teachers, students, and audiences to explore new and provocative thinking about the works of William Shakespeare through the prism of an American perspective.

“Art is not a thing, it is a way.”

— Elbert Hubbard