Expertise lies at the intersection of creativity, collaboration, discipline, and practice. At Belhaven, you’re learning to develop your passion while putting your newfound knowledge to the test.

Explore Your Program

Fuel your creativity and enhance your skills by taking advantage of all the School of Fine Arts has to offer. Collaborate with other students in the classroom and community to do the amazing.

Most importantly, enjoy studying your passion as you grow academically, personally, and spiritually.

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Arts Ablaze at Belhaven

Whether in the visual art gallery, the dance theatre, the concert hall, the recital hall, or the flexible theatre, a rich and diverse arts season awaits you.

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We’ve Got a Show for You

Artists yearn to share their gift with the world. That’s why Belhaven conducts a robust schedule of events featuring the performing and visual arts.

Both free and ticketed, brand-new and timeless, there’s a show on the docket for everyone.

Artistic Collaboration

Belhaven students join forces across disciplines to uncover new forms of expression, exploring the depths of their craft while partnering with others. Artists unlock endless possibilities through thoughtful collaboration.

Performance Venues

Belhaven brings performances and special events to you in one of our many outstanding venues. There are halls, theatres, and our stadium for events of many sizes, from small to large concerts, performances, and plays.

  • Bitsy Irby Gallery
  • Bitsy Irby Visual Arts & Dance Center–Studio Theatre
  • Blackbox Theatre in the Center for the Arts
  • Concert Hall
  • Instrumental Rehearsal Hall
  • Shoe Bird Cafe
  • The Commons
  • Belhaven Bowl Stadium

Artist Exhibitions

Belhaven students in the Art & Design programs participate in exhibitions throughout the year. See inspiring art and incredible talent at any of our gallery shows.

For more details on Art + Design events, contact or 601-965-1400.

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Dance Performances

Belhaven dance performances include choreographic works created by our innovative dance faculty, seasoned guest artists, and students studying dance composition. Come experience diverse styles of dance that will evoke your imagination and enrich your soul. For reservations or more details, contact or 601-965-1400.

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Concerts & Recitals

Our music department works with music and non-music majors to bring extraordinary talent and live concerts to you. Come see our talented musicians perform at any of our upcoming shows.

For more information about reservations or details on upcoming performances, contact or 601-974-6494.

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Theatre Performances

Belhaven has seen spectacular theatrical talent over the years. And we are excited to share it with you. Come and see hard work and talent in action at any of our live theatre performances.

For more information about reservations or details on upcoming performances, contact or 601-974-6478.

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Prepare for your Calling

At Belhaven, we’re focused on developing the next generation of artists. We're thrilled to have a role in your growth as an artist, both during your time at Belhaven and long after graduation.

Art exhibitions and performances give you a chance to share your hard-earned skills and talents.

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The Brogue: Belhaven's Fine Arts Journal

Belhaven’s Brogue is brought to you by Belhaven’s one-of-a-kind Creative Writing Department. View creative artworks and writings by alumni and current students, from short stories and insightful essays to heartfelt poetry and thought pieces.

Immerse Yourself

Share Your Gifts and Sharpen Your Skills

As an artist or graphic designer, you work hard to develop your voice. Show us your artistic range with a portfolio of your creations.

Audition for the opportunity to join the Belhaven Dance Department as a dance major or minor. Be a part of our innovative collaborations, choreography, and performances.

Belhaven University offers unique opportunities for exceptional musicians, both music majors and non-majors alike. Audition for any one of our ensembles and join other artists in creating incredible live performances.

Each year, students in our Film Department have the chance to display their hard work and talent in Belhaven’s Film Production Showcase. Learn more about creating and entering your film.

Students have many opportunities to perform at Belhaven, from comedy and drama to classical and musical performances. You can act, dance and sing in these shows. Or practice stage management, costume and make-up design.

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A Celebrated Haven for Arts Education

Only 39 universities in the U.S. are accredited in all major arts. Belhaven is one. That means master classes, great performances, and national competitions. When you study art, dance, music, or theatre here, you’re earning a degree from a nationally recognized school for the arts.

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Contact Us

School of the Arts
1500 Peachtree Street, Bitsy Irby 2nd Floor
Jackson, MS 39202




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Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13