Music at Wake Tech provides students with a solid foundation in performance, theory, and literature. Through excellent teaching, quality course offerings, and transfer agreements with a number of colleges and universities in North Carolina, music students have the opportunity to successfully transfer to a four-year music degree program. Music courses are also available to the campus-wide community, making music instruction available to all students. The cultural life of the community is enhanced with performances by visiting artists, faculty and students as part of Wake Tech’s Fine Arts Series and outreach performances off-campus.
Wake Tech’s Visual Art Program seeks to educate students on the purposes and value of art and design in contemporary society while developing strong artistic skills and abilities to take into further educational and professional circumstances. With the visual art curriculum students gain relevant critical thinking skills through classes that emphasize visual observation, artistic processes, personal expression, concept development, critical thinking and problem solving. These skills are required to prosper as a professional designer or artist. We are grounded in hands-on practices of drawing, painting, sculpting and printmaking but remain connected to the rich opportunity of digital and emerging technology.