The new $32 million Center for the Arts is the creative hub of campus. The Center for the Arts has dynamic spaces for VCSU art and music programs in a state-of-the-art facility. The spaces are designed specifically for the disciplines.
From Essential to Inspiration
Building the Center for the Arts
Art facilities include:
- a ceramics lab
- printmaking, painting, and drawing studios
- a digital design lab
- a digital photography studio
- and a woodshop
An art gallery will provide a highly visible, secure space to showcase student and visiting artist exhibitions.
This building will house our new Digital Design program, bringing together art and technology in a stunning new space.
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Art Education student
This building just feels different. It’s more open and welcoming. It is nice to have a place to call our own. There is more room to breathe, and it’s been nice to have a space to work. Overall, it’s been great!
Music facilities include:
- a 350-seat performance hall
- a 100-seat recital hall/choral room
- a band room
- a piano/computer lab
- a recording and production studio
- large and small practice rooms
- and faculty offices/studios
Acoustic treatments have been designed for all performance, rehearsal and practice spaces, and the larger spaces feature adjustable acoustics and audio/video capabilities.
Gathering spaces are found throughout the building, and a grand lobby provides a reception area and showcases the arts for VCSU.
Chair, Music Department
With the Center for the Arts, the Performance Hall is unparalleled in our region. The quality of the facility and the capacity for growth allow us to expand the number of students participating in music, but also the quality of music we create.