School of Visual & Performing Arts

Theatre Arts

Theatre Arts – Facilities

 

The Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC), home to the School of Visual and Performing Arts, provides students with facilities of the highest caliber, enhancing their educational experiences. The VPAC boasts a multitude of dynamic spaces to accommodate the needs of artists across all disciplines.

Our building is comprised of three distinct wings unified through a stunning lobby with unique architectural features. The elegant structure of the facility allows for students to balance between concentrating within their own disciplines and participating in interdepartmental collaboration. This allows for an education that is simultaneously specialized and holistic. In such a setting, students develop both the skills and the interdisciplinary experiences needed to succeed in their respective fields.

The theatre wing of the incredible VPAC offers some of the best facilities the industry has to offer. Theatre students perform on the facility’s 350-seat MainStage Theatre and 125-seat Studio Theatre — both loaded with technology and functionality beyond many Broadway venues. Multiple Kennedy Center American College Festival national award-winning shows have been hosted in this spectacular venue, earning the program and the students critical acclaim. Students in the theatre department are provided with all of the perks and spaces they would utilize in professional settings, including dressing rooms, rehearsal studios, a generously stocked costume shop, and a spacious set-design studio. The two theatre rehearsal studios are both equipped with audio/visual technology and sprung dance floors which complement the university’s increasingly popular musical theatre program. Through the elaborate facilities encompassed by the VPAC, students in the program are immersed into every aspect of the theatre arts, making them highly competitive in the field.