The College of Visual and Performing Arts is administered under the leadership of Dean Michael S. Tick.

The dean oversees several offices that assist prospective and current students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the college.


Michael Tick

Dean Michael S. Tick

Michael S. Tick joined Syracuse University as dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts in June 2016 after serving six years as dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Kentucky. Prior to that he was chair of the Department of Theatre at Louisiana State University, where he also served as artistic director of Swine Palace, Louisiana’s premiere professional theater company. View Dean Tick’s bio.