Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences Division
Cultural Arts Center
Hours of Operation
- Mon - Fri : 8 am - 5 pm
Why Study Performing Arts?
Theater, music, dance, musical theater—and New York on your doorstep. Students who enroll in the program can choose a discipline in music, dance, theater or musical theater. The program provides students with the opportunity to work alongside performing arts professionals including designers, composers, actors, directors and choreographers. Our long running in-house Rockland Shakespeare Company produces an annual free Shakespeare performance under the summer sky. The Performing Arts program will prepare students for transfer to a baccalaureate program to continue their education in theater, music, dance, musical theater, film or education programs. Students can also seek employment with film and television studios, theater companies, dance studios and other related areas.
Meet our faculty
Our distinguished faculty members include professionals in theater, television, songwriting, modern dance, playwriting and stage combat. Special workshops for students include world-renowned artists such as Royal Shakespeare Company actors and Fight Masters from the Society of American Fight Directors. In addition, among our 100 full-time and 400 part-time faculty members are numerous Fulbright Scholars, SUNY Chancellor’s Award winners, published authors and artists. Average class size of 22 allows faculty members to work one-on-one with students.