About the Arts Department

The Rensselaer Arts Department is a leader in multimedia arts education, developing and introducing innovative programs reflecting the Institute’s expertise in science, engineering, and technology as well as its willingness to transcend conventional disciplinary boundaries.

Whether you are interested in the arts, media, or music, we offer programs that challenge you creatively and offer opportunities to develop your artistry in a technological setting.

student playing violin

The B.S. in Music focuses on preparing musicians for emerging careers by combining a depth of expertise in music with a breadth of knowledge of the sciences, media, and engineering.

student working on a sculpture

Our studios provide specialized facilities for students, faculty, and visiting artists to engage in individual and collaborative research projects.

students working in a media studio

The HASS Media Studio, recently opened in the Darrin Communications Center, includes an audio control room, video control room, isolation booth, and media production studio to support sound and video recording classes as well as integrated media performances.

Choir singing


The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Russell Sage Laboratory (SAGE) 5304, 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180
(518) 276-6575

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