Visual & Performing Arts | Thomas Nelson Community College

Visual & Performing Arts

Important Message

Thomas Nelson campus offices in Hampton and Williamsburg remain closed to the public through June 12, reopening June 15. Classes have resumed through virtual, or alternative delivery, and the College has moved to a telework environment. Student services are available online. Registration is now open online for summer and fall classes. Visit for more information.

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Explore the arts at Thomas Nelson with year-round
exhibitions, performances, classes, and programs.

Performing arts department

Performing Arts Department

Our Performing Arts Department offers programs in music and theater and coursework in dance. Instruction includes applied lessons in various musical instruments and voice, the Thomas Nelon choir, acting courses, and production classes. We offer three mainstage theatrical performances each year, including a play, a musical, and light opera. Tickets for our productions may be purchased on our site.

Visual arts department

Visual Arts Department

The Visual Arts curriculums merge traditional art skills in drawing and design with new media and the latest industry standard software. Instruction provides a foundation of creative problem solving, critical thinking, analysis and visual communication theory.  Students can select from four majors:  Graphic & Media Design, Fine Arts, Photography and Visual Communications.

Mary T. Christian Auditorium

Mary T. Christian Auditorium 

Our Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium & Theatre presents plays, musicals, and recitals throughout the year.

Visual arts gallery

Visual Arts Gallery

Our Visual Arts Gallery hosts student, faculty and visiting artist exhibitions throughout the year.