The Fine Arts Building
This beautiful structure houses an art gallery and theatre as well as print, painting and sculpture studios, a rehearsal hall, carpentry and building facilities, wardrobe and technical theatre areas and more.
Students in theatre and visual arts benefit from intimate class sizes that allow substantial professor-student interaction as well as genuinely student-centered and personalized learning contexts.
Both the theatre and visual arts programs provide opportunities for students to study at Memorial's Harlow Campus in the United Kingdom, allowing them diverse experiences rich in culture and steeped in history. This unique aspect of the School of Fine Arts gives students the opportunity to explore some of Europe's greatest attractions such as Stratford and Stonehenge.
Theatre at Harlow: Fourth-year students spend up to eight weeks in Harlow, a 30-minute train ride from London and one of the richest theatre centres in the world. While there, students see some of the world's best theatre and study with well-known industry professionals while rehearsing their final production.
Visual arts at Harlow: Visual arts students may take advantage of a 12-week summer immersion program, which is offered every second year. There is also a graduate-level course (offered with instructor permission) that can be applied for. In addition to the hybrid of art history, visual and material culture, studio-based work, and trips into London three to four times a week, students also take a 10-day field trip to Bath, Salisbury, Stonehenge, St. Ives and Bristol as well as day trips to Cambridge, Saffron Walden and Brighton.
Faculty and staff
Our award-winning faculty and staff are active researchers, scholars and creators. The results of these activities are published and exhibited nationally and internationally. Theatre activities include acting, directing, designing, stage managing and crewing professional theatre productions. Visual arts activities include research, creation and exhibition of artwork, curating, critical writing and participation in professional workshops and residencies.