Program Overview

The program in Media and Performing Arts engages students in practical and theoretical explorations of live performance forms, from the adaptation and staging of texts to the exploration of rituals and festivals, the study of performance in everyday life, acting (on and off camera), cinema and media studies, film and media production, spoken word, and other areas in performing and media arts.

Students in the program enter the world of performance and performance theory as an important and emerging field of study and are challenged to think creatively, critically, and historically about the world around them as they identify and interpret the power of image, sound, gesture and movement, and cultivate their own artistic voices.  Students will apply their interdisciplinary knowledge through a senior synthesis project that results in a creative presentation, documentary, ethnographic visual text or other multimedia production.


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Student Art League, SHC Creatives, Film Club

Program Goals

Theoretical, historical, and performance-based classes reveal how personal expression can both reflect and change the culture from which it springs, develop creative approaches to problem solving, communicate in profound and exciting ways, and help us better understand and experience what it is to be fully human and alive.

Where We Work

  • New York Television Festival, N.Y.
  • St. Rosalie School, Harvey , La.
  • I Play, Ashville, N.C.
  • Montford Park Players, Ashville, N.C.

Career Outlook

Graduates of our performing and media arts program will be able to work in theatre, acting, arts management, writing, and media production. After their time at Spring Hill College, graduates will be able use their creative and technical skills to create and manage aesthetically pleasing and compelling productions.


“I was exposed to a wide diversity of plays both in the classroom and on stage, which allowed me to broaden, as well as, sharpen my skills as an actor. It also afforded me the chance to work as director, which deepened my knowledge of stagecraft.” — Ryan Nocito


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The arts are systems of communication that teach us about human interaction and creativity in problem solving.

  • Rachael Hatley

    Assistant Professor, Graphic Design

  • Terry Maddox

    Adjunct Faculty

  • LaVada Raouf

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Wanda Sullivan

    Professor of Art / Director of Eichold Gallery

Why SHC?

At Spring Hill College, we’re making our mark – With our small class sizes and affordable tuition, Spring Hill College is uniquely qualified to provide a high quality education to our students. Our Jesuit, Catholic college education is renowned as a well-rounded higher education approach, with an emphasis on empowering students with a passion for knowledge and personal growth. With our recent tuition cut, Spring Hill College is now one of the most affordable private colleges in the country.

We’re curious and inspired – Forbes Magazine has ranked Spring Hill College as one of the top ten best colleges for return on investment (ROI). In our class of 2021, 92% of graduates attained placement six months after graduation through employment, graduate/professional school, internship or service.

We’re doers – Our students contribute 24,000 hours on average to the local community through the Foley Center each year. 100% of the 2020 graduates that applied to medical school were accepted. Spring Hill College has a 100% certification rate and a 92% placement rate with our Education program over the last five years.

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