The Ferman Center for the Arts, opening Fall 2020, will provide a creative and transformative space for the fine and performing arts. Students studying music, art, design, speech, theatre, dance, communication, philosophy and film will enjoy four-stories of a visual and acoustic showcase. The building offers sound-insulated professional spaces, flexible performance staging, collaborative practice studios, study spaces and access to faculty offices. 

Highlights of the Ferman Center of the Arts

Floor one:

  • 200-seat, acoustically-tuned theater
  • Art gallery
  • Elevated performance area
  • Multi-use lobby space
  • Outdoor art courtyard with casting/sand pit area and furnaces
  • Sculpture studio
  • Wood and metal fabrication shops

Floor two:

  • Circular stairwell performance stage
  • Center for Public Speaking
  • Large painting studio
  • 20 small advanced painting project studios
  • Student study gallery space

Floor three:

  • Black box theater
  • Two large dance studios
  • General and seminar classrooms

Floor four:

  • Twelve music practice rooms, music teaching studios and instrument storage
  • Three recording studios with a professional level control room
  • Two sound insulated music classrooms
  • Study spaces and computer lab