At some schools, the creative student is the exception. At Wabash, creativity and innovation are pretty common attributes in our students. We pride ourselves on the fact that a chiseled linebacker on our football team has a delicate hand as a sculptor and a tenor in the Glee Club is also editor of the school paper.
Creative students excel at Wabash because our arts faculty nurture and value their gifts. State-of-the-art facilities, a range of performance ensembles, and the Fine Arts Scholarship program are proof of our commitment to the well-rounded student.
Our results speak for themselves: Wabash men have earned entrance to exclusive film schools at USC and Columbia; received MFA degrees at schools like Yale; designed lighting on Broadway; helped curate exhibitions at major museums; created award-winning films; and designed costumes for Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock.
Visual art students create masterpieces in the Randolph Deer Art Wing in the Fine Arts Center. Spacious, well-lit studios are ideal for painters and sketchers, while sculptors can throw pottery, pour bronze, and weld, twist, cut, nail, and construct in a state-of-the-art facility.
Theater students perform three large, main-stage productions each year in either the 375-seat Ball Theater of cozier Experimental Theater. Students also write, direct, and star in their own productions every November in the Studio One-Acts.
Singers and musicians practice in a dozen individual practice rooms and perform in the acoustically stunning, 275-seat Salter Concert Hall. The Glee Club travels across the country and around the world performing at least a dozen concerts every year. There are plenty of ensembles — from the Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Improv Group to the Wamidan world music ensemble.
Amateur film-makers can take classes on film, then check out high-end digital video cameras from IT Services to shoot their own movies. The Media Center is loaded with powerful computers and top-shelf editing software to create films that will knock the socks off any YouTube audience.