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A School for Visual and Performing Arts

Where artistic expression and creativity meet academic excellence in a world-class research university located in Washington, D.C., one of the country's greatest cities for the arts.

Welcome to Catholic University's Newest School

The Board of Trustees of The Catholic University of America voted on June 5, 2018, to unite the Departments of Drama and Art, previously in the School of Arts and Sciences, with the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music to create the new Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art. This new school includes the Department of Music Performance; the Department of Music Theory, History, and Composition; the Department of Drama; and the Department of Art.

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

Bringing the Arts Together

The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art unites programs that are by nature creative and collaborative to inaugurate an exciting new dynamic focus on the visual and performing arts at Catholic University.

Explore our Programs

Undergraduate Programs
Graduate Programs

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.