Our alumni are performers, artists, educators, writers, composers, scholars, and more. Catholic University has been vital in their professional journeys. The departments of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art encourage alumni and friends to stay connected by coming to campus for performances and events.

Alumni of specific programs within the school are encouraged to visit the department websites for more information about ways to keep in touch and assist current students and initiatives.

Light the Way Campaign

Catholic University quietly began the Campaign on May 1, 2015. Announced to the public on Thursday, September 26, 2019, this Campaign seeks major new investments across three imperatives of our work: Academic Environment; Student Success; and Faculty Excellence.


These are the campaign priorities for the Rome School:

  • New Visual and Performing Arts Center
    Complementing the Rome School’s existing facilities, an impressive new Visual and Performing Arts Center will build upon the arts heritage on campus, serving as a touchstone for the bright future of the School, and for the important role that the arts play at Catholic University. $15 million
  • Sacred Arts Center
    Through commissions, performances, exhibitions, and lectures, the new Sacred Arts Center will increase knowledge and appreciation of artistic beauty as a means to achieve greater union with God. $2 million
  • New Music Technology and Cinema Studies Programs
    State-of-the-art technical resources will offer new creative opportunities in digital music performance and production, and, in collaboration with the School of Arts & Sciences, help establish an interdisciplinary major in film studies. $500K
  • New Scholarships
    New scholarships will power growth and diversity in our enrollment, and make the Rome School competitive with other leading arts programs in recruiting the most promising students. $2 million
  • New Faculty Support
    To support growing enrollment and to sustain its national and international reputation in the arts, the School will engage new faculty who will bring competitive standards to all of our program offerings. $6 million