Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011
Many cultural opportunities are available to students, both
on campus and in the New Britain and Hartford areas.
On campus, the Samuel S. T. Chen
Art Center features an array of international, national, and regional artists
in exhibits of fine arts, design, and scholastic arts. The Theatre Department's
facilities include one of the best-equipped, flexible, experimental stages in
the region. Students may take advantage of concerts, theatre, choral
performances, and dance presentations by student groups, faculty, and
professional companies from around the world.
The Student Center Program Council
Arts Committee is committed to presenting a variety of visual and performing
arts. Interested students should contact the program council in the Student
Activities Office of the Student Center.
In addition to CCSU's renovated
Thaddeus L. Torp Theatre, which provides a handsome stage for the performing
arts, Welte Hall is "home" for the New Britain Symphony Orchestra four times
Beyond campus, students will find
two local, nationally known art museums, the New Britain Museum of American Art
and the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford. Area theatres, including Hartford
Stage, the New Britain Repertory Theatre, TheaterWorks, The Hole in the Wall,
the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, and The Bushnell, offer a variety of
music, drama, and dance. The Bushnell, in fact, is home to the Hartford
Symphony Orchestra, Dance Connecticut, Connecticut Opera, Chamber Music Plus!
and The Connecticut Forum. The University has special relations with several of
these venues, enabling student to attend for free or at a very discounted admission