Fine Arts Facilities

Roanoke's fine arts students work in numerous state-of-the-art facilities. The department's home in the F.W. Olin Hall for the Arts and Humanities offers galleries, performance spaces and studios.

Facilities available to students include:

  • Olin Theater seats 400 and houses high-tech staging, lighting and sound systems.
  • Olin Gallery and Smoyer Gallery exhibit annually the art of Roanoke students as well as visiting artists and traveling shows.
  • Known as the black box theater, a smaller theater allows for more intimate student performances as well as rehearsals.
  • Students find that Olin's practice rooms for music students are convenient and helpful for rehearsing.
  • Photography labs allow students to explore a variety of darkroom techniques.
  • Students have access to painting, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, and drawing studios where they produce original artwork.
  • Two computer labs housing 17 Macintosh computers are great assets to students studying music and graphic design.
  • Olin's recital and rehearsal halls allow even more opportunities for students to prepare for performances.

To reserve a space in Olin Hall, please submit a request for space form.