SHSU to Open New Creative Community For Fine Arts Majors

The Huntsville Item (Jun. 24) discusses the new Fine Arts and Mass Communication Creative Community coming to Belvin-Buchanan Hall later this fall:
The new and improved 13,000 square-foot facility will be open to COFAMC majors and will feature state-of-the-art technology and studios for students to utilize during all hours of the day.

“Right now we’re in phase one of the project and that is installing sound isolation rooms, a conference room, digital studios, art animation studios and sound recording studios,” [assistant director for student discipline and risk management Wayne] Bennett said. “There will also be a dance studio and a small art gallery so art students can display their work. There is also an underground performance space which will serve as a multipurpose room.”

The multipurpose, underground performance space comes with 80 portable theater chairs, a stage and stage lights, a high-definition projection system with 7.1 surround sound, as well as a fully functional control room and green screen.

Belvin-Buchanan Hall will also be going through a huge change when it converts from an all-female dorm to a coed dorm and will be open to only COFAMC majors. The facility is scheduled to open this fall, with crews working hard to finish the final touches on the space.

Bennett says one of the greatest things about the new creative community is being able to tie the living space in with academics, and be able to provide this technology to students without them having leave their dorm.
Huh - that sort of reminds me of the Departmental Dorms. Sort of.


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