Creative Community

To attract and serve students in the creative fields, UST will establish a higher profile for the arts on campus and provide exceptional venues to accommodate them. A planned Performing and Fine Arts Center will give students the opportunity to refine their talents, while affording UST a greater, more impactful presence in the community. The center will provide 70,000-square-feet of facilities that will span a city block and is planned for the corner of Sul Ross and Graustark Streets. The center will serve the  music, drama and fine arts departments, including sufficient practice and instrument space, dressing and wardrobe rooms, shop space, backstage area, rehearsal space and adequate facilities for students to produce creative works. Currently, the largest facility on campus holds less than 300. The new center will include a 6000-seat theater, 150-seat Black Box theater, art gallery lobby, music and drama rehearsal halls, scene shop, costume and wardrobe shop, dressing rooms, faculty spaces and banquet support spaces. The Performing Arts and Conference Center will fill a critical need at the University of St. Thomas, while also serving as a resource for community organizations that seek performance space for their events.

Performing Arts Center


Center for Performing and Fine Arts Renderings

Student Profiles

Laura Smith

Laura Smith

Laura Smith '14 graduated from UST in May with a drama major and big plans for her future. She is moving to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of working in film, television and possibly theater as well. “I believe the UST faculty have prepared me for this, showing me tremendous support and individualized attention," […] Read More »