ACADEMICS

  • Visual and Performing Arts Creativity

    Creativity

    At Worcester State, your arts education expands far beyond the walls of classrooms and studios. You’ll take the knowledge and techniques you learn in class and apply them to a unique array of exhibits, concerts, and productions on campus and beyond.

    Art

    With a concentration in art, you’ll have the opportunity to exhibit your work in Worcester State’s Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery. Some students participate in the prestigious Arches/Boston Printmakers student show as well as local and national competitions. As our art program has grown, we’ve expanded and renovated spaces on campus and at the Worcester Center for Crafts’ Sagamore Street building (for which shuttle transportation is provided).

    Music

    With a concentration in music, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art practice and performance space. You’ll participate in choral and instrumental performances locally and internationally. Our chorus, chorale, and Alumni Singers perform several times a year at venues like Mechanics Hall and Old Sturbridge Village. Our performance calendar includes fall and spring recitals, Student Center concerts, and periodic European tours.

    Theatre

    With a concentration in theatre, you may participate both onstage and backstage in three dynamic campus-based productions each year at Worcester State’s modern Fuller Theater. In addition to acting, you can play a significant role in directing; costume, set, lighting, and sound design; sound and lighting technology; choreography; and stage and box office management. In addition, you’ll gain valuable hands-on performance experience working with our leading-edge light and sound equipment and in our fully equipped costume and design shops. Selected students also will attend the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region 1 each year for a week of workshops, discussions, and performances.