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Modlin Center for the Arts

The Modlin Center for the Arts houses the Department of Theatre and Dance as well as the University’s music and art programs. The Center boasts a 500- to 575-seat main stage theater with an open stage for intimate actor-audience rapport, a 300-dimmer, state-of-the-art lighting console, a fully trapped acting area, digital surround sound and a sprung dance floor.

In addition, students enjoy the 125- to 150-seat studio theater (black box) dedicated to teaching and student/faculty experimentation. The studio theatre includes a trapped acting area, modular seating, a 100-dimmer computer lighting console, a tension lighting grid and a sprung dance floor.

Students also gain vital production experience working in the William H. Lockey, Jr. Scene Shop, complete with air tools, pneumatic casters, mig welding equipment and a dust collection system. The Center’s costume shop features a connected laundry room and dye room along with plenty of storage spaces.

Classes frequently take place in either the Fredericks Acting and Directing Classroom/Rehearsal Hall, which features a sprung dance floor, mirrors and a sound system. Dancers also practice in the Robins Center Dance Studio, which is similarly equipped. A design lab at the Modlin Center houses 11 computers with the latest drafting and design software and a complete multimedia classroom.