Studying the Arts at St. Lawrence University
A multi-million dollar renovation of the arts facilities showcases the integration of music, fine arts, and performance and communication arts, and more expansions are under way.
Newell Center for Arts Technology, with 40 computer workstations, video and audio editing studios, and display space, is the place to explore intersections between digital technology and the arts.
Picasso, Chagall, Warhol…these and hundreds of other premier artists are represented in our 7,000-piece art collection, available for undergraduate research at the University's Brush Art Gallery. Artists can use studio space for ceramics, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture; the gallery staff welcomes student workers and interns who want to learn arts management and exhibition skills.
For vocalists, we offer academic credit for the ensembles The Laurentians Singers, the University Chorus, and the Early Music Singers. Instrumentalists can receive credit for performing with the String Orchestra, Concert Band, Improv lab and SoundSandBox (whose members make music from everyday objects.)
Faculty direct productions each semester, and student majors present student-directed one-act plays. Gulick Theatre is the program's main performance space, with rehearsal space, costume and stage shops and movement studios adjacent.
You'll find every genre of writing, from fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and playwriting to journalism, taught by professional writers on the faculty and visiting writers through our acclaimed Writers Series.
Arts Student Activities
Association for Campus Entertainment
Gospel Choir and Band
Hip Hop and Beyond
Java (folk, funk, jazz and the blues, coffeehouse-style)
Singing Saints (men's a capella)
Singing Sinners (women's a cappella)
SLU Dance Team
The Writers Series
Fiction writers Lorrie Moore '78, Jane Hamilton and Sena Jeter Naslund join such literary giants as Michael Ondaatje, Dionne Brand, Chinua Achebe, Russell Banks, Bill McKibben and Edwidge Danticat as writers visiting campus in recent years. But they don't just make a brief appearance on a stage. They work with writing classes and run workshops for student writers.