The expansion and renovation of UIW’s Fine Arts facilities is underway. The new Fine Arts Center will contain over 55,000 square feet of space devoted to arts education including studio, classroom and office space; gallery and performance space; and new and updated equipment and technology.
Construction on the Music Building began over the summer. It’s set for completion in July 2014 and will be ready for occupancy on Aug. 1. Plans are in the works for the renovation of the Fine Arts Auditorium and Fine Arts Building. Current plans call for construction of the Fine Arts Auditorium to commence late this fall with expected completion by July 2014. Renovation of the basement level of the existing Fine Arts Building is anticipated to begin on May 1, 2014 and completion is expected by August 2014. First and second floor renovations should start on Aug. 1 with completion by December 2014.
The expansion of UIW’s Fine Arts facilities will ensure students receive a quality education in the arts, provide faculty with up-to-date resources, and provide new, accessible performance venues for the student body and the community. With the expansion, UIW also can increase its art degree offerings, including new Bachelor of Arts degrees in photography and art history, and new Master of Fine Arts degrees in art and arts administration.
Moreover, UIW is the only university in San Antonio that has an accredited Theatre Arts program. The university now is working to enhance its accreditation in Arts from the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD). Accreditation is an important process to show achievement of quality in a program at a national level.
To learn more, please visit www.uiw.edu/fineartscampaign/