American University of Sharjah

Performing Arts Program

Department of Performing Arts
As one of the rare programs of its kind available in the region, our courses in theatre and music provide a unique opportunity for our students to supplement any course of study at AUS.

The Performing Arts Program offers students unique opportunities to study the exciting fields of music and theatre and to showcase their talent by performing in concerts and theatrical productions. Our students also gain valuable hands-on experience by participating in the technical and backstage components of music and theatre productions.

Our program offers students a minor in theatre or music. In addition, we offer exciting introductory courses for students who have an appreciation for music and theatre but who are focusing their studies in different areas, such as business, architecture, humanities and social sciences.

We provide theatre courses on dramatic expression and the history of drama and dramaturgy, as well as music courses on aural and sight-singing skills, choral ensemble, classical musicology and world music. Our presentation and performance courses foster creativity and promote participation, inclusiveness, diversity and understanding in an increasingly interdependent world.

Some of our students are aspiring actors, musicians and singers, while others are interested in the history and development of music and theatre as a field of study.

Our esteemed faculty members not only carry out original research in their specialties but also have extensive experience as performers in the fields of music and theatre.

We invite you to contribute to the latest developments in the performing arts by becoming a part of our vibrant and creative world!