Performance Arts 

Three unique performance spaces, scene and costume shops, and a design studio offer students the possibility to work on their craft:

  • Sandefur Theatre in Guzzetta Hall is a flexible black-box theatre seating up to 125 patrons.
  • Also in Guzzetta Hall is the Varian Theatre, a black-box studio space for classes as well as the performance of experimental plays and intimate work.
  • The Paul A. Daum Theatre, a 250-seat proscenium space, is in Kolbe Hall.

At the undergraduate level, the B.A. curricula in dance and theatre focus on technique and creative exploration within a broad liberal arts context.  The B.F.A. degree in dance prepares talented students for professional careers in dance performance and choreography.

The Modular Master Degree program in theatre, designed for advanced students of theatre arts, is structured so that the program can be completed in intensive five-week sessions over the course of three summers.  This program is particularly popular with teachers desiring to complete a graduate degree in theatre without having to take leave from their jobs.

The graduate program in Arts Administration is one of about 25 programs across the country with a curriculum designed to prepare students for successful careers in the business of not-for-profit arts.

Myers School of Art galleries

The Myers School of Art's galleries provide an environment of encouragement and inspiration for students, faculty and the community. The gallery facilities are extensive. They include the nationally known Emily Davis Gallery and the Projects and Atrium galleries in Folk Hall, as well as exhibition spaces at Bierce Library and the Guzzetta Hall Atrium. There also are temporary spaces throughout campus and the community.