College of Fine Arts

The College of Fine Arts hosts a talented faculty and staff dedicated to expanding the minds and skills of students through fully accredited programs and state-of-the-art facilities. We offer a balance of high professional standards and rigorous, current educational practice, and an emphasis—on stage, in the studio, and in class—on a culturally and ethnically diverse world of art. That is what students can expect from the College of Fine Arts at IUP.

Fisher Auditorium pillars


In addition to the new IUP Performing Arts Center, the College of Fine Arts maintains Waller Hall, a state-of-the-art theater facility housing two performance spaces, offices, classrooms, and technical studios. Home to the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance, the department also maintains a dance performance theater in Zink Hall. Fisher Auditorium, connected to Waller Hall via the Performing Arts Center, maintains an art-deco style historic theater seating 1,460, plus dressing rooms, rehearsal space, offices, and full technical facilities.

Sprowls Hall is home to the Art and Design Department and contains a variety of offices, galleries, and studios, including the Wood Center at IUP. Large, modern studios for ceramics and sculpture for art students are located in the Robertshaw Building. Cogswell Hall houses the Music Department, completely renovated and expanded in 2007. The building boasts a large music library, state-of-the-art classrooms, ample practice rooms, large ensemble rehearsal halls, and numerous studio and specialized classroom spaces. IUP has the distinction of being an All-Steinway School.

Goggle Map 125 Google Venue Map

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ArtsPath is one of 14 regional arts-in-education programs that partner with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in primarily placing high-quality, professionally active visual, performing, media, and literary artists in schools and communities for extended in-depth residency activities. The ArtsPath region comprises Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, and Jefferson counties.

Lively Arts

Performing and visual arts events are presented by the departments of MusicArt and Design, and Theatre, Dance, and Performance along with the University Museum and Kipp Gallery.


Academic departments of the College of Fine Arts include Art and Design, Music, and Theatre, Dance, and Performance.


Chalk the Walk

Join us in the Oak Grove on Wednesday, April 28, for the annual Chalk-on-the-Walk Sidewalk Chalk contest. We’ll provide the chalk (and prizes!), and you can make any social, political, or other comment that you want. First prize is $100.

Liberal Studies Fine Arts Courses Available During Winter Session

The following courses are available for students during winter session: ARHI 101, MUHI 101, and THTR 101. Any student needing a D/F repeat for FIAR 101 can receive this by taking one of these courses as well. Other courses of interest are ARHI 205 and 207 (which can fulfill LS electives). These are also available online during winter session.

Students from IUP Brass Ensemble to Join River City Brass Ensemble

The IUP Lively Arts Ovations series will present “Brasstacular” by the River City Brass Ensemble for one night only on Friday, February 7, at 8:00 p.m. in IUP’s Fisher Auditorium in the Performing Arts Center.