RIT creating School of Performing Arts

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is creating a School of Performing Arts on campus.

The goal is to offer additional creative opportunities for students who wish to pursue their passions in performance while majoring in a range of other fields.

The new school will be housed within RIT’s College of Liberal Arts beginning on July 1.

A national search is underway for a director.

RIT is making more updates to integrate the performing arts on campus, including a large black-box theater, dance instruction and performance studio, musical rehearsal studio, and numerous individual practice rooms in the Student Hall for Exploration and Development set to open next year.

In early 2024, RIT is set to debut a 750-seat performing arts theater for musical theater productions, and a 1,500-seat orchestra hall is set to be added on later.