The two-year, $71 million construction project for the Fine and Performing Arts Center at Bowie State University is completed. The University opened the doors to students in time for the spring 2012 semester when dozens of art, theatre, music and dance courses were held there for the first time.
The Fine and Performing Arts Center features extraordinary resources for students and faculty including specialized art studios for areas like dance, recording, and ceramics; a photography processing lab; an art gallery; and an outdoor sculpture workspace. The 123,000 square-foot building also includes a 400-seat main theatre, a 200-seat black box theatre and a 200-seat recital hall. Spacious classrooms, laboratories and office suites are strategically placed throughout the building to accommodate various faculty and programs.
The new building is home to Bowie State's Department of Fine and Performing Arts, which includes art, music, music technology, theatre arts, and visual communication and digital media arts programs.