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The Arts on Campus

Dynamic Studio Arts
Students master a variety of mediums and explore the human experience in the studios of Colgate.

ART AND ART HISTORY
Living Writers
Salman Rushdie is one of the many top writers who visit campus as part of the Living Writers course.

LIVING WRITERS
Collaborative Creativity
Students and professional musicians perform together in the university orchestra.

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University Theater
Students perform in the Threepenny Opera, a satire of bourgeois capitalism and modern morality.

THEATER PROGRAM
Student Groups
Students perform a collection of musical theater numbers from various Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals.

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Award-Winning Filmmakers
Joe Berlinger ’83 visits campus frequently to share his latest projects and advice for current film students.

FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES
Gospel Fest
The university's Sojourners Gospel Choir hosts Gospel Fest each year, drawing huge crowds to Memorial Chapel.

SOJOURNERS GOSPEL CHOIR
Flaherty Film Seminar
The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, the longest continuously running film event in North America, is held on campus each June.

2014 SEMINAR DETAILS
The arts play a key role in the university's curriculum and provide an array of extracurricular opportunities.

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Colgate student puts the final touches on her senior art project
Golden Auditorium
Revolutions Per Minute Sound Art
The Revolutions per Minute (RPM) sound art exhibition featured the works of more than 30 Chinese artists
Author Zadie Smith speaking to Colgate students at a Living Writers session
Visiting Artists
Throughout the academic year, a diverse range of artists, performers, and writers come to campus for short visits and long-term residencies.

PROMINENT GUESTS
Actors on stage in Colgate student production of Three Gods
Student Involvement
Students can immerse themselves in artistic, musical, and theatrical expressions all around campus.

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Dance at the ’Gate
Many Colgate students share a passion for dance, as evidenced by each semester's biggest campus event: Dancefest!