ACADEMICS

  • Visual and Performing Arts
    Exhibits and Performances

    Worcester State University’s Visual and Performing Arts Department offers over 15 arts events per year with 3 to 4 gallery exhibits, 10 to 12 music performances, and 3 full theatre productions. All of these events involve students—whether in the background organizing and setting up the show or in the foreground exhibiting or performing their work. All exhibits and performances are open to the public and affordable; some are free. We welcome your interest in our programs and invite you to attend an upcoming event.

  • Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery

    The Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery, located in the Ghosh Science and Technology Center, offers 3 to 4 exhibits per year of current renowned artists and of our faculty and students—all of which allow students and the public to explore the established, edgy, and innovative in the artistic world. The gallery’s mission is to contribute to the cultural offerings of the region by exhibiting work of vitality and interest in the contemporary art world. The Gallery is open Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday, 1-5 p.m.

    Exhibits

    2018 Faculty Art Exhibition2018 Faculty Art Exhibition
    Opening Reception: Oct. 4, 5 – 7 p.m., FREE Light Refreshments Served
    Oct. 4 – 25
    Gallery Hours
    Tues. – Fri. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat. 1 – 5 p.m.

    Providing an artistic inspiration inside the classroom, the faculty at Worcester State University now exhibit their inspiring work outside the classroom at the 2018 Faculty Art Exhibition in the Mary Cosgrove Dolphin. Faculty work in a variety of media, from paint to sculpture to printmaking and photography. Faculty artists include Don Bullens, Susan Fisher, Michael Hachey, Eric Nichols, Kat O’Connor, Stacey Parker, Brittany Severance, Amaryllis Siniossoglou and Catherine Wilcox-Titus.

    Social Media Links

    Facebook /VPAatWorcesterState
    Twitter @WSUVPA
    Instagram @WSUVPA
    Blog WSUVPA.wordpress.com

    Contact Information
    508-929-8651
    gallery@worcester.edu

    Worcester State Music

    Worcester State Music stretches the boundaries of performance with choral and instrumental programs that aim to delight, enchant, and educate. Audiences of all ages enjoy the performances around Worcester and on campus of the Chorus, Chorale, Alumni Singers, and a growing list of instrumental ensembles.

    Performances

    The Chorus and Chorale
    The Chorus and Chorale, with special guest performer Carlos Odria, raise the spirit of winter with uplifting musical performances of popular tunes and seasonal favorites.
    Dates: Dec. 2 at 3 p.m.
    Location: Our Lady of Angels Church, 1222 Main Street, Worcester
    Cost: $7 students, $10 general public and seniors
    Tickets: Email cnigro@worcester.edu and at the door

    Fall Mosaic of Music
    WSU students in the applied music program offer their vocal and instrumental performances in this fall’s mosaic of music.
    Date: Dec. 6 at 7 – 9 p.m.
    Location: Fuller Theater, Administration Bldg, WSU Campus
    Cost: FREE

    Social Media Links

    Facebook /VPAatWorcesterState
    Twitter @WSUVPA
    Instagram @WSUVPA
    Blog WSUVPA.wordpress.com

    Contact Information
    Christie Nigro, Choral Performances, cnigro@worcester.edu
    Kyle Martin, Applied Music Performances, kmartin@worcester.edu

    Worcester State Theatre

    Worcester State Theatre raises the standard for student production and for audience understanding of the theatre as it brings to the stage, for public and campus audiences, the playwrights that intrigue, deliver a message, and make us think so that we leave knowing why theatre is still relevant on today’s stage.

    Tickets to all productions: general public $18, senior citizens $14, students $8

    The Baltimore Waltz by Paula Vogel
    Diagnosed with ATD, Acquired Toilet Disease, Anna takes her brother on a whirlwind trip to Europe to gorge on its gourmet food and erotic offerings. "…a crazy-quilt patchwork of hyperventilating language, erotic jokes, movie kitsch and medical nightmare…replete with a dizzying fall." —NY Times.
    Dates: Nov. 1, 2, 3 at 8 p.m., Nov. 4 at 2 p.m.
    Location: Fuller Theater, Administration Bldg, WSU Campus
    Tickets:VPABoxOffice@worcester.edu, (508) 929-8843, and at the door

    Social Media Links

    Facebook /VPAatWorcesterState
    Twitter @WSUVPA
    Instagram @WSUVPA
    Blog WSUVPA.wordpress.com

    Box Office
    508-929-8843
    VPABoxOffice@worcester.edu
    Tickets also are available at the Student Center Information Desk.

    Visual and Performing Arts Events
    MEET FredMEET Fred
    Fred wants to be a regular guy but finds himself fighting prejudice every day. Sharp and funny, this puppet and people show from England is produced by Hijinx, an international leader in inclusive casting of individuals with learning disabilities, and presented by WSU VPA Department, the Dean of HSS, Office of Diversity and Inclusion in association with Sandglass Theater, and the Puppet Showplace Theater.
    Date: Sept 25 at 7:30
    Location: Fuller Theater.
    Cost: FREE