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.
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.
Our studios provide specialized facilities for students, faculty, and visiting artists to engage in individual and collaborative research projects.
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.
Orchestra, Concert Choir, Chamber Music Ensemble, and Roots of Africa Music Ensemble are all offered through HASS.