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A School for Visual and Performing Arts

Where artistic expression and creativity meet academic excellence

Unleash Your Creative Talents

Welcome to the Rome School of Music, Art, and Drama, where dreams are transformed into breathtaking performances, captivating masterpieces, and unforgettable moments on stage. As you embark on this journey of artistic discovery, we invite you to join a community that celebrates creativity, nurtures talent, and embraces the power of expression, all right in heart of the nation's capital, Washington, D.C.

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Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

We offer undergraduate programs in Music in the conservatory approach; Drama in the liberal arts approach; and Art with a broad introduction to the humanities, as well as a sophisticated initiation into the practice, theory, and appreciation of the arts.

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Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs

The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art offers graduate programs in music and drama.

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Why the Rome School?

Perfomances and Events 2023-2024 Season

The Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art's 2023-2024 Season is here and more exciting than ever! Whether it be an enriching art exhibit, a profound play, or an astonishing symphony, be sure to get involved and support our student artists, actors/actresses, and musicians! Be there for these Performances and Events, you won't want to miss it!

School News

School Statement on Anti-Racism

The Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art is dedicated to achieving diversity and full inclusion, and addressing the consequences of systemic racism. As artists, educators, and scholars, we believe that the fine and performing arts can play a pivotal role in effecting change, and we strive to vigorously nurture a community of faculty, students, staff, and leadership that are empowered to make change.  To do that, we must change ourselves, our practices, and our curricula. We understand deeply that this must be achieved with far more than words and promises.  It will require action from all of us.  To that end, The Rome School Anti-Racism, Inclusion, and Equity committee has been established to investigate past, current, and ongoing practices to promote racial equality in all aspects of School operations. 

Fr. Dennis H. Holtschneider, president of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, stated in his newsletter, “racism is America’s original sin.  It continues to complicate all our attempts to create a truly human civil society.  Those of us who accept the audacious task of leading faith-based education still have much work to do.”  We are inspired by his words and are ready and willing to do that work. 

We pledge to constantly renew our commitment to listen to and engage with the voices of black, indigenous, and people of color in the arts, to examine our own biases and racist tendencies, to develop curricula that shifts the narrative from white hegemony, and to endeavor to create an environment that is equitable towards all members of our community. 

Student Experience

There are several opportunities both on campus and off in Washington, D.C., for students to immerse themselves in music, drama, art, and any other activities that interest them.

Light the Way Campaign

Make a Powerful Impact . When you contribute to The Fund for the Rome School, you help to ensure that a Catholic University education remains affordable to each student who seeks one.  Your contribution will also ensure the building of a new