Performance Spaces

Students have hands-on opportunities with materials, technology, and other equipment from their very first semester in the Visual and Performing Arts Department. Out spaces are flexible for a number of different faculty-led and student-led learning situations. Many department spaces are available all hours of the day by reservation.

Students looking at their work on the wall while other students look on inside gallery b

Visual Art 

Visual Art has three dedicated spaces that provide opportunities to work in diverse media, including ceramics, sculpture, drawing, and painting. Art spaces are available to registered students for work on class and individual projects.

A group of students stand inside a rehearsal room talking while one writes on a chalkboard that has music bars

Music

Music primarily uses one performance space, two large rehearsal rooms, one small group rehearsal room, and three individual practice rooms. Practice rooms are available on a first-come first-served basis. Large rehearsal rooms may be scheduled by contacting Juli Martin at julim@mtu.edu.

Inside the McArdle Theatre in Walker during a performance stage construction

Theatre

Theatre uses two performance spaces, one large rehearsal room/lighting lab, a costume shop, scene shop, and a computer design lab. Students are strongly encouraged to reserve rooms well in advance because of the high traffic that these rooms receive

Students recording inside the sound lab

Sound

Sound uses five primary workstations in five different rooms in the department. These stations have a combination of stereo sound and surround sound. Students are strongly encouraged to reserve rooms well in advance because of the high traffic that these rooms receive.