The Department of Performing and Fine Arts

The UC

Art and performance continuously thrive at UC. Exposure to the creative arts is an essential facet of liberal education, and involvement in the arts promotes personal growth, the development of valuable skills, and the realization of a richer, more fulfilling life.

At Utica College, students have a variety of opportunities to engage with the creative arts both as a participant and as an informed observer.

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At UC, you can develop your talents with these offerings in the performing and fine arts:

  • Minor in Theatre
    Features courses in acting, production, literature, theatre history, directing and regularly offered special topics classes, such as puppetry. One play is produced each semester. Anyone can work backstage, and auditions are open to everyone.
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  • Fine Arts Curriculum
    Introductory classes in fine arts and art history in addition to advanced courses in studio art and art history. Most of these classes are open to people with no prior arts experience.
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  • Music Curriculum
    Introductory classes in music and music history, in addition to private lessons, band and choir. Band or choir can be taken as a class, or just for enjoyment.
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  • Mohawk Valley College Consortium
    Utica College students are eligible to enroll for courses at local colleges through the Mohawk Valley College Consortium. We encourage students interested in the Performing and Fine Arts to explore the options available through this program.
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  • Utica College is a proud member of the Central New York Arts in Higher Education Consortium (AiHE).
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The School of Arts & Sciences
286 Gordon Science Center

(315) 792-3028
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1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502