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Ferman Center for the Arts

The Ferman Center for the Arts, which opened Spring 2021, provides 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 for 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


Student sitting in lobby

The Ferman Center lobby showcases artwork displays and offers study spaces for students.

People sitting in front of accent wall

The Ferman Center features handmade accent walls to foster creative spaces.

Student painting Ahmaud Arbery portrait

Students are given space in the Ferman Center to practice their talents and express themselves.

Student playing piano

The Ferman Center has twelve music practice rooms, music teaching studios and instrument storage.

Individual using art laser

State-of-the-art technology is available to students to implement their creations.

Ferman First Floor Lobby

First Floor Lobby

Ferman Center Exterior Artist Rendition

The Ferman Center for the Arts Exterior

Ferman Center Lobby Artist Rendition with a Brass Band

First Floor Lobby

Ferman Center Lobby Artist Rendition with Dancers

First Floor Lobby

Theatre

First Floor Theater

Second Floor Study Space

Second Floor Study Space

Second Floor Speech Study Space and offices

Second Floor Speech Study Space

piano room

Fourth Floor Sound Insulated Music Classroom

music teaching studio

Fourth Floor Music Teaching Studio

music studio

Fourth Floor Recording Studio with a Professional Level Control Room