The core areas in the new studio arts building will be common areas: large classrooms and an exhibition space where students will share their work with the campus and community audience.
Surrounding the core areas will be workshops, studios and support spaces for painting, printmaking, sculpture, woodworking, metals and ceramics, photography and other media.
A particular focus will be the interdisciplinary Studio for Trans-media Arts and Related Studies (STARS), where video artists will collaborate with musicians, dancers, actors, poets, mathematicians, scientists and others.
A fully equipped, flexible theatre (175 seats), with support spaces and dressing rooms, will accommodate various types of productions from any culture or period.
A smaller laboratory theatre (100 seats) will be used for senior projects, class projects, guest artists and some public performances.