Student dancing on stage

Arts and Performance

You want a hands-on education that will equally challenge and inspire you at every turn. We have endless opportunities for you to practice that education—from University theatre to musical ensembles and art exhibits to arts technology.

Students playing instruments

University Theatre 

Encounter opportunities to engage with department- and student-run performances every semester. From acting on stage to coordinating invaluable behind-the-scenes efforts like stage design, costume creation, lighting, and sound, you’ll gain skills in a variety of areas while making discovering your own interests.

Music Ensembles and Performances

Rhythm and blues aficionados. Wind, string, and percussion players. Choral vocalists. Popular music lovers. Professional tabletop drummers and shower singers. We have ensembles for all levels of performers and musical interests. We make it easy to find your niche and enjoy new ways to perform.

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Richard F. Brush Art Gallery

With a permanent collection of 7,000+ art and art artifacts and regularly rotating exhibits, conservation projects, and campus displays, the Brush Art Gallery empowers you to explore art, curate displays, and showcase your own pieces. Visit the gallery to engage with different cultures, see what your peers are working on, or even attend a poetry reading. 

Tour the Gallery


Student Clubs and Organizations

Students are regularly sharing their creative passions with others and creating their own organizations to further their interests in arts and performance. See an opportunity for something new? We’ll help you create your own club, too.

Get Involved

Creative Expression on Campus


clubs and organizations


music ensembles and performance groups offered through the music department

Black Box theater

Lights! Camera! Action!

St. Lawrence offers two major theatre productions each academic year


sound recordings, scores, and collected works housed in the Music Library

Student painting in studio

Art Studios

Campus art studios give you space to bring your vision to life

The Underground

This student-run, peer-reviewed publication focuses on issues of representation through performance and communications art, film, gender, film, arts, art history, and more

Owen D. Young Library

The Arts Collaborative

The Arts Collaborative uses public spaces on campus for events and activities that integrate art beyond the classroom and into the fabric of the student experience


Average annual print editions of The Hill News, our award-winning student-run newspaper


Art and art artifacts available for student research, analysis, curation, and exhibition through St. Lawrence University’s permanent collection

Gulick Theatre

Performance Venues

Between Gulick Theatre, the Black Box Theatre, and Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall, or even on the stage at Springfest or in the Java Barn, you have plenty of opportunities to take the stage perform under the lights right here on campus.

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Opportunities for Off-Campus Study

Spend a semester in the city that never sleeps through St. Lawrence’s New York City semester. Go abroad to popular destinations with our art, music, performance, and communications students like London, UK; Florence, Italy; Paris, France; or New Zealand. You’ll discover more opportunities to pursue your creative expression, develop a global perspective that will inspire you, and take on an internship that will help you figure out how to turn your passion into a career.

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How Passions Become Careers

Internships can serve as a catalyst for you to turn your personal interests into professional ambitions. Our students regularly intern at industry-leading organizations, non-profits, and corporations in the North Country and around the world. Whatever your interests are, we will help you build a career path towards it.

Get Career Ready