Arts Campus

The arts can take you anywhere.

JoAnna Medl Shaw Photo

NYC Choreographer in Residence at SUNY Potsdam - Fall 2015
JoAnna Mendl Shaw (Learn More & View Performance Schedule)



The superstar soprano, known lovingly as "the people's diva," became the first opera singer to perform the national anthem at America's most-watched athletic event. Dressed in Vera Wang and accompanied by a recording of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Fleming gave a stunning rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner," backed by top singers from the nation's military choirs. read more...

The Performing Arts Center at SUNY Potsdam

SUNY Potsdam Performing Arts Center

The Performing Arts Center at SUNY Potsdam is home to the department of Theatre and Dance and hosts student performances as well as guest artist from around the world. Check the campus calendar of events for performances information including events in the upcoming Lougheed Festival of the Arts in late April.

Where will your creative compass point to today?

Art is life. Like any living thing, it needs the right environment in order to thrive. SUNY Potsdam is dedicated to providing this ideal environment for its students.

Our students are as multi-faceted as the art they create.  That's why we won't put limits on your creativity!

Your inner muse or "creative compass" can experience art in every sense of the word no matter what major or field of study you are pursuing.

Here are some brief examples (for more, simply view the different sections to the left):

  • play an instrument or join a choral group at Crane
  • throw pots in the art studio at Brainerd
  • participate in student-run plays at the Black Box theater
  • taking a modern dance class
  • get involved with Madstop records
  • write for the Racquette