We offer programs in Visual Arts, Theater and Music.

St. Bonaventure University

Programs in Visual & Performing Arts

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at St. Bonaventure offers majors in music, theater, and visual arts, as well as a minor in art history. The department is housed in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, has offices as well as art and rehearsal studios in nearby Butler Hall, and utilizes the intimate Garret Theater in historic Devereux Hall.

The visual and performing arts are necessary elements in a liberal arts education. Whether we are creators or appreciators, the arts engage us in a dialogue of perception, imagination and reflection involving the entire range of human experience. The arts give meaning to our lives, amplify our emotions and ideas, offer us a cross-cultural community, and allow us to bring deeper awareness and unique perceptions to any career.

To learn more about visual and performing arts at SBU, follow the links to the left.

News, Publications & Research
    Sep 08, 2023 | Sandra Mulryan, former lecturer of English, and her husband, Dr. John Mulryan, professor emeritus of English, taught a combined 71 years at St. Bonaventure University before retiring from full-time work (she in 2013 and he in 2011). They touched the lives of thousands of Bona students throughout their careers.

    Aug 18, 2023 | “Ground Zero 360,” an internationally acclaimed exhibition conveying the chaos, courage and emotion of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on New Yok City’s World Trade Center, is one of three new exhibitions opening at St. Bonaventure University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in September.

    Apr 14, 2023 | St. Bonaventure University student musicians and singers will take the stage Sunday, April 16, for “A Celebration of Spring.”