St. Andrew's-Sewanee has long enjoyed a strong reputation for its arts programs, an integral part of the curriculum.
Natural light fills the Visual Arts studios centrally located in Simmonds Hall. The clay facility includes 18 wheels, hand-building facilities, and the firing capabilities of a large gas-fired kiln and a soda/salt kiln. The spacious 2-D studio hosts work in drawing, painting, and printmaking. The adjoining Art Gallery provides exhibition space for the dynamic Visiting Artist Program as well as student exhibitions. Art spills out across campus with numerous sculptures executed as joint projects between our students and visiting artists. There is a digital studio for film and photography in McCrory Hall for the Performing Arts. Six working artists on the faculty provide breadth and depth for the student interested in the visual arts.
The SAS Theatre provides workspace for both acting and technical theater students. Three major productions are mounted each year including a musical. Strong student and community support assures full houses and necessitates multiple performances. McCrory Hall for the Performing Arts provides space for a thriving music and film making program. In addition to benefiting from the many talents of the SAS music and theater faculty, students may participate in private and group lessons in voice, instruments, and dance. Each year students and faculty members are invited to join the University Orchestra. Students may also participate in the University of the South's dance program.
Formal music classes, private lessons, concerts and Creative Expression Assemblies offer opportunities for campus musicians.