The School of Performing Arts provides a number of noteworthy resources to support its programs in art, media arts, music, theatre, film and dance. Our facilities bring together dynamic faculty and committed students in a vibrant learning environment that fosters and supports creativity and growth. LIU Post offers exquisite performance and exhibition space, state-of-the-art digital laboratories and broadcasting studios. Many of our venues are open to the public and showcase the talents of our students and professors to the greater community. Facilities are located in both historic and contemporary buildings. Below is a summary of various facilities within the School of Visual and Performing Arts.
Theatres Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
The 2,200 seat Tilles Center for the Performing Arts provides LIU Post students and the public with an internationally recognized performance venue, featuring some of the most important classical and popular artists of our time. Students have access to employment and experiential learning opportunities, both on stage and behind the curtain.
Little Theatre Mainstage
The Little Theatre Mainstage was built as a proscenium house, but now doubles as a black box space that incorporates elements such as rotating sets, trapdoors, and occasionally, rotating audiences. The space is modeled after Off-Broadway houses and features similar technical capabilities and equipment. There are usually three mainstage productions each year.
Rifle Range Theatre
The Rifle Range Theatre can best be described as a quintessential “Off-Off-Broadway” theatre. The Rifle Range hosts everything from student-written and produced work to thesis projects, small plays, improv shows and film shoots. The theatre has its own sound and lighting system and is modeled on professional theatre spaces. It offers our students firsthand experience in producing shows in a black box space before they enter the professional world.
Campus movies, run by the Association for Campus Programming (ACP), are held weekly during the school semester in the Hillwood Cinema. In addition, movies are shown on PTV – Channel 73 during weeknights and all day on weekends.
Studios Dance Studio
Dance majors develop their craft by performing and studying in several spaces on campus from the state-of-the-art stage at Tilles Center to the more intimate concert space at the Little Theatre, both with excellent lighting and sound capabilities. The studio in the Theatre, Dance and Arts Management building is for the exclusive use of the dance program, and has a sound system, barres and mirrors, and video capabilities and serves the dual purpose of a rehearsal space and an informal performance venue. Many classes have live accompaniment. Dancers have access to a full costume shop.
Kahn Discovery Center
The Kahn Discovery Center houses film studios with two sound stages, editing suites and a screening room. The facility is also used for general classes in public relations, journalism, film and electronic media.
Photography Studios and Darkrooms
Located in Pell Hall, the photography studios and darkrooms provide an exciting atmosphere in which to create master prints and professional imagery. We offer a state-of-the-art black and white wet darkroom, two computer digital darkrooms, and a large shooting studio fully equipped with strobes, soft boxes and other lighting equipment. In the advanced digital darkroom there are three large format archival inkjet printers, with 16”, 24” and 60” wide by 100’ roll paper capabilities.
Fine Art Studio Facilities
The Fine Art Studios feature numerous drawing and painting studios.
Music Laboratories Music Technology Lab
Located in Humanities Hall, the state-of-the-art lab offers instruction in electronic keyboards, MIDI sequencing, notation software, digital audio, ear-practice training and composition.
In the 17-station Keyboard Lab, located in the LIU Post Fine Arts Center, students broaden their musicianship and keyboard skills taking courses in keyboard harmony. In addition, music education students use the lab to further develop their own musicality while studying techniques needed to be effective classroom teachers.
Music Rehearsal Building
A multi-purpose facility, this free-standing building is used for concert preparation and music classes.
Recital Halls Great Hall
This 90-seat room is located in Winnick House, an historic Tudor-style mansion that is the centerpiece of LIU Post. Student recitals are held several times a month in this grand living area that was once the former home of cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post and financial wizard E.F. Hutton.
Located in Hillwood Commons, the 504-seat Krasnoff Theater is a state-of-the-art theater and concert hall. While it serves as one of LIU's primary academic performance spaces, it is also a professional venue for intimate concerts and an broad array of performances sponsored by Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. An elegant and relaxed space, the Krasnoff is equipped with an outstanding sound system and a 15X20 projection screen.
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