The Arts at UAlbany

Each year, the arts at UAlbany proudly bring culture, entertainment, illumination and scholarship to thousands of students and campus visitors.

Exhibitions, Live Performances, Story-Telling

University Art Museum
An iconic example of late 20th Century modernism, the Museum comprises three art galleries, which provide more than 9,000 square feet of exhibition space for six to eight art exhibitions per year. The Museum maintains a commitment to presenting contemporary art that broadens the worldview of students and external audiences alike.

Performing Arts Center (PAC)
A bustling hub for the arts, the PAC boasts five unique performance spaces as well as multiple rehearsal spaces, individual practice rooms, and both music and theatre libraries.  Each season, the Prime Performance Series welcomes an array of national and international touring artists in music, dance and theatre.  The facility is also the site of concerts and productions by the Department of Music and TheatreCapital Trio and Albany Pro Musica are ensembles in residence of the PAC.

New York State Writers Institute (NYSWI)
Internationally acclaimed, the Institute is one of America's premiere sites for promoting the art of the written word. Its Visiting Writers and Classic Film Series have hosted Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, Academy Award-winning filmmakers, and nationally renowned poets, essayists and journalists. Through its summer and young writers institutes, it also provides settings for aspiring writers to develop their artistic imaginations.


Department of Music & Theatre
Music Program offers students a foundational General Major and Minor as well as Concentrations in Music Theory, History, Performance, and Composition. The Department supports an array of student–community performing groups, including Concert, Marching and Pep Bands, Orchestra, Chorale, the University Chamber Singers, and Percussion, Jazz, and Chamber ensembles.

Department of Art and Art History
A faculty of accomplished artists and scholars invigorates both an undergraduate curriculum in studio art and art history and graduate-level MA and MFA programs. In addition, the department sponsors a lively lecture series of visiting artists, critics and art historians. While the Fine Arts Building is the main facility for photography, printmaking, painting and drawing areas, the Boor Sculpture Studio, opened in 2002, boasts state-of-the-art sculpture and digital facilities for both traditional and emerging media.

Dedicated to providing students with a broad-based foundation in the history, theory, and practice of theatre arts and dance, theatre at UAlbany challenges students to envision and nurture the future of performance media. Its studio and departmental presentations encourage experimentation and creative risk, and develop audiences attuned to the diversity and power of the arts.