Fine & Performing Arts Center


The Fine and Performing Arts Center (FPAC) at Bowie State University is an architectural jewel located in the beautiful community and area of Bowie, Maryland. The FPAC serves at the creative and artistic crossroads and communities of the gorgeous Prince George’s County, Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland, and also Washington, DC.

We are strategically located in the DMV area with close proximity to the Marc Rail Station (Penn Line), BWI Airport, I-295 Baltimore-Washington Parkway, US Route 50, and I-95; and located just off 197 Laurel-Bowie Road. We are also not far from The Bowie Town Center, a number of hotels, businesses and restaurants, and local attractions, and close to the New Carrollton Metro station. This 123,500 square feet, faculty offers state-of-the-art performance spaces, studios, rehearsal rooms, classrooms, digital media labs, and much more.


The FPAC is equipped with hyflex and dual-modality classrooms and studios for hosting hybrid course(s), training, activities, events, and WiFi throughout the building. We are also right next to the Student Center and Entrepreneurship Living, Learning Community (ELLC), and Robinson Hall. View more details and a seating plan for the FPAC (pdf)

For more specific FPAC space, information and/or for a tour, please contact:

Desire Dubose
FPAC Arts and Events Coordinator
FPAC RM 2112
(301) 860-3947

For contracts and rental information:

Events and Conference Services
(301) 860-3817


    • Dionne Warwick Theater (374 seats)
    • Recital Hall (150 seats)
    • Black Box Theatre (reconfigurable)
    • Movement Studio
    • Band Room
    • Choir Room
    • Conference Room
    • Faculty Suites
    • Kitchenette
    • Piano/Rehearsal/Practice rooms featuring Steinway pianos
    • Visual Arts Gallery
    • Gallery Prep Room and Archives
    • Art Resource Room
    • Costume Shop/Fashion Design Studio
    • Scenery Shop, Green Room, and Performer Dressing Rooms
    • Digital Media and Computer Labs
    • Stop-Motion Animation and Green Screen Studio
    • Video Edit Suite
    • Music Recording Studio
    • Digital Music Production and Sound Design Lab
    • Drawing/Painting Studio
    • Printmaking Studio
    • Photography and Darkroom
    • Student Lounge
    • Ceramics Studio
    • 3D Sculpture Studio with Indoor & Outdoor Workspace
    • Screenings for Films
    • Hi-end acoustics and AV technology for live and musical performances and presentation