Home- Campus Life- Arts on Campus 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. LEARN MORE 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. GET INVOLVED 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. What's Happening MenuMenuPicker Art GalleryVisiting ArtistsLongyear Museum of Anthropology Loading... READ MORE Majors and Minors Art and Art History Creative Writing Film and Media Studies Music Theater Facilities Picker Art Gallery Longyear Museum of Anthropology Clifford Art Gallery Theaters and auditoriums Musical Groups Colgate University Orchestra Choral music Chamber players Concert jazz Student groups in performing arts and music Dance at the ’Gate Many Colgate students share a passion for dance, as evidenced by each semester's biggest campus event: Dancefest! 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 Student Involvement Students can immerse themselves in artistic, musical, and theatrical expressions all around campus. GET INVOLVED Sculpture fuses arts and sciences A confluence of art, engineering, and mathematics led to the creation of Colgate Professor DeWitt Godfrey’s latest sculpture, Odin, a giant steel structure now nestled in the courtyard between Olin Hall and the Robert H.N. Ho Science Center. READ MORE Dancefest Campus Life Housing Options Campus Dining Arts on Campus Picker Art Gallery Visiting Artists Longyear Museum of Anthropology Clubs and Organizations Sports and Recreation Volunteerism Religious Life Diversity and Inclusion Fraternities and Sororities ALANA Cultural Center LGBTQ Life Career Services RELATED LINKS Related Items - Distinctly Colgate INTELLECTUAL ENGAGEMENT Collaborative research by highly regarded faculty is a Colgate trademark. OFF-CAMPUS STUDY Colgate has one of the most robust off-campus study programs in the country. CAREER SERVICES Staff members and dedicated alumni play a key role in students' career exploration. LUCKY 13 Find out why 13 is the most popular number on campus.