Home to world renowned concert halls, theaters, and art galleries, Washington, D.C., is the ideal place to study the arts. Not only can students study within these venues, they regularly perform or present their work in them.

Music students have performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts more than 50 times. They also perform regularly at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, adjacent to campus.

The theatre-rich community of Baltimore/D.C., which includes some of the country’s leading professional houses (Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Roundhouse Theatre, Folger Theatre, Signature Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Center Stage), provides opportunities for drama students through residencies, auditions, and internships.

Art students experience art both inside and outside of the classroom. The opportunities on offer in this culturally rich city enhance art education in ways that few universities in the world can match. 

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    The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art is home to the performing arts programs at Catholic University.

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    Our location in Washington, D.C., provides numerous opportunities for students to gain real world experience through internships.

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    Discover D.C. with CatholicU

    Washington, D.C., is a city of politics, parades, festivals, museums (did we mention most of them are free?), professional sports, theatres, concerts, shopping, parks, restaurants, monuments, waterways, and trendy neighborhoods.

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