Arts & Culture
Arts and Culture
Arts and Culture is a major part of life at FAU. Student music groups put on more than 30 concerts each year, performing everything from classical jazz to rock. Students also produce their own music through FAU’s Hoot/Wisdom Recordings. And even if you aren’t a music major, you can still get involved with the Marching Band, which welcomes students from all areas of the university.
FAU offers two exhibition spaces on campus, the Schmidt Center Gallery and the Ritter Art Gallery. These spaces feature works by guest artists and also hold juried exhibitions each year that are open to anyone on campus. FAU’s Annual Juried Student Exhibition presents the top works submitted by nearly 100 FAU students majoring both in and outside of the Department of Visual Arts and Art History. Produced and organized by students for students, the resulting exhibition presents a diverse spectrum of the creative and artistic talents at FAU. Other university gallery activities include lectures, panel discussions, poetry readings, film series, and music performances, which provides alternate contexts for approaching art.
FAU is also a place for the dramatic arts, featuring four student-produced shows every year, plus the summer Festival Repertory Theatre, which brings in professional actors. Theatre Lab is an interactive program that welcomes playwrights to campus to work with students. Our on-campus movie theatre complex, the Living Room Theatres, rounds out the offerings with four 50-seat theatres and a café that is open nights and weekends. To learn more, visit fau.edu/arts.