Fine and Performing Arts students at Webb have tremendous facilities to learn and develop skills across a broad spectrum of visual, dramatic, musical and digital arts. Beyond performing, there's technical theater and a makerspace.
The newly renovated theater complex of the Susan A. Nelson Performing Arts Center, with its state-of-the-art technology, seating, stage, and back-of-the-house, also houses innovative next-generation classroom spaces. Together with the award-winning Copeland Donahue Black Box Theater and Digital Media Studio, more than $6 million has been devoted to enhancing the arts at Webb.
For those students interested in studying technical theater,Liu Cheung features a state-of-the-art control booth with professional grade lighting and sound systems, two spotlights, a cyclorama with LED lighting, a sprung floor on the stage, lighting catwalks, a rehearsal room and a dedicated machine shop for fabricating sets and props.
The Copeland Donahue Theater a black box designed theater allowing for a more flexible performance space and is a favorite for non-traditional theater productions. Along with the Liu Cheung Theater, Copeland Donahue features state-of-the-art light and soundboards, LED lighting, and robust technological advancements.
Since its construction in 2008, the theater quickly became a new center for the Fine and Performing Arts at Webb. It has hosted plays, concerts, art shows, and guest artist lectures as well as theater arts and digital media classes. During the academic day, the theater is used for Theater Arts classes, orchestra rehearsal, and as an occasional practice space for Webb’s Dance Company.
Visual arts students use drawing, painting, 3D design and printing, sculpting, ceramics and other techniques to explore and reflect upon their world with creativity. The art studio includes wood-working equipment, a smelting furnace, a ceramics wheel, a kiln and student gallery space.
In addition to these physical mediums, Webb offers a dynamic Media Arts program honing a student’s skills in videography, sound editing, and digital photography editing and processing. Utilizing a lab full of the latest Mac desktop and laptop computers, the Media Arts Lab also features several 3D printers.