Students and faculty in CAL exhibit their art, perform their passions and engage with technology in meaningful ways in a variety of cutting-edge spaces and venues. From stunning physical locations including recital halls, theatres and galleries to production labs and digital studios, CAL students have access to professional spaces and equipment from day one.
The Falk Theatre, built in 1928 is a 1,000-seat historic theater fully-equipped to modern standards.
Opening in Fall 2020, the Ferman Center for the Arts 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.
Musical performances regularly take place on campus in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values, an acoustically superior building with a Dobson organ with over 3,000 pipes, or in one of several stunning rooms in the historic Plant Hall.
Film and Communication Technology
The Reeves Theater is a modern space with 7.1 surround sound and tiered seating with a proscenium stage often used for screenings and other multimedia performances.
The Cass Communication Building contains a variety of computer labs with industry standard software by Adobe, Avid, Autodesk and Apple, a Black Box production studio with full lighting grid, a 3-D printing studio with 3-D printers and scanners, an audio edit suite with sound booth capable of mixing 5.1 surround mixing, a color correction suite for 4K post production and a 3-camera live TV production studio.
Art and Design
Several galleries provide enviable spaces for the appreciation and display of student art work including the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, a 4,000-square-foot professional quality exhibition space with 16-foot-high ceilings capable of large format art installations. The Meridian Gallery is a 1,500-square-foot gallery space dedicated to showcasing two-dimensional works created by visiting artists conducting workshops or residencies at UT. Both spaces utilize The Museum System for exhibition, collection management and loans operations. The Museum System is considered the best collection management software on the market today, employed by the Getty Institute, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and many other world class arts venues.
The Bailey Art Studios includes printmaking studios, a photography darkroom and lighting studio, and a digital fabrication lab with large format ink jet printer, vinyl cutter and 3-D printers. Inside the studios, the Fab Lab, a digital fabrication lab gives the students, as well as faculty, the opportunity to turn their ideas and dreams into prototypes and products.
The Saunders Art Center contains a painting studio and private studio spaces for students, a ceramics studio with potter's wheels, a dedicated glaze room and an assortment of kilns, a sculpture studio and a wood shop.