fine and performing arts

Click on the image above to view a video made by Communication Studies/Studio Art graduate Chris Diego '12 about the arts at Colby-Sawyer College.

Student Artists of Colby-Sawyer

"I wanted my video to be created by a student about students. I think it is a great depiction of how students really feel about the arts here at Colby-Sawyer. My hope was that it would be engaging and educational at the same time so that it may appeal to prospective students or those with undecided majors.

I am both a Communications Studies Major and a Studio Art Major with a concentration in drawing. I think this project was a perfect blend of both my skills. In the video I am showcased doing the intro painting of Colgate Hall and I am also doing a drawing of one of my interviewees. I have always viewed video production as a form of art, so I treated this project like it was one. On one hand it is an education/promotional video but on the other, it is a piece that should be viewed as a form of art.

Thank you all for viewing and supporting the arts."

— Chris Diego, CSC Class of 2012

With a 12:1 average student-faculty ratio, 24-hour access to studios on campus, and integration with the other liberal arts programs on campus, the Department of Fine and Performing Arts offers unlimited possibilities to explore and develop as an artist through its programs in Art History, Graphic Design and Studio Art. Additional courses and experiences in dance, music and theatre are available.

Graphic Design…

The Graphic Design Program offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design.

Studio Art…

The Studio Art Program offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with concentrations in ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking or sculpture, as well as a minors in Studio Art and Art History that can be combined with any major.

Performing Arts…

The 650-seat theater in the Sawyer Fine Arts Center hosts student theater productions and the Colby-Sawyer Singers while the Dance Studio is home to ballet, jazz and modern dance classes, and the Colby-Sawyer Dance Club. Music appreciation and courses in applied music are offered.

Art Faculty…

Our Art faculty members share a teaching philosophy which emphasizes respect for personal expression and individual creativity.

Sawyer Fine Arts Center…

The Sawyer Fine Arts Center includes studios devoted to study in ceramics, graphic design, printmaking and sculpture. The center also houses the Marian Graves Mugar Gallery, the Everett and Ruth Woodman Dance Studio, the Sawyer Theatre and stagecraft shop, and offices for the Fine and Performing Arts Department.