The new theatre and studio arts building under construction is taking on a distinctive shape with its steel foundation in place. When complete the $46.8 million complex will encompass 81,000 square feet. View construction progress on the construction site's webcam.
Highlights of the new theatre facility will include a fully equipped flexible 175-seat theatre and a smaller laboratory theatre that will be used for senior projects, class projects, guest artists and some public performances.
The new studio art facility will feature common areas: large classrooms for a new Foundations course and for drawing, 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 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 others on a variety of interdisciplinary projects.