Arts

The Arts at Lafayette

Lafayette’s vibrant arts scene is an integral part of campus life. Students pursue their creative passions in the classroom, studio, rehearsal room, concert hall, and media lab, and work with local artists in a community-based classroom. The galleries, museums, concert halls, studios, and performance spaces of New York City and Philadelphia are not far away, making it easy to add day trips to the curriculum. This proximity helps facilitate Lafayette’s Artist-in-Residence programs, too, which invite celebrated artists to the campus each year to perform, teach, and work closely with students.

On campus, students can perform in a choral group, band, or dance troupe or write for a literary publication. Poetry readings, lunchtime and evening lectures, musical performances, and library exhibitions provide additional fodder for cultural conversations.

An experimental black box theater, a state-of-the-art film theater, a sound stage, and a high-tech media and teaching lab are some of the exciting facilities included in the plans for the new Williams Arts Campus on North Third Street.

Three galleries on campus host exhibits, lectures, films, and performances that attract students, faculty, and the community. Lafayette’s Experimental Printmaking Institute is the only workshop of its kind at a four-year institution, bringing together students and professional artists to explore the possibilities with visual art.

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RSS Student Blogs

  • Fight for Class April 23, 2014
    Happy Tuesday! Today is the day for rising sophomores to register classes for this fall. It is both an exciting day and an extremely exhausting day.   Rising sophomores always register after rising seniors and rising juniors, which is reasonable, but it’s really stressful for us. Last night, I checked the spots left in each […]
    Natalie Zhang
  • An Open Letter to the Boy Who Molested a Hamas Rocket April 22, 2014
    You don’t know me, but this past January you did something that’s been rattling around my mind ever since. It was the middle of the afternoon in Sderot, Israel. We were on separate tours of the same local police station. I had no idea what our guide was about to show us, but I can […]
    Eddie Andujar