College of the Arts Facilities at Kennesaw State University

The facilities of the ever-expanding ArtsKSU district are devoted exclusively to the teaching and presenting of music, theatre and performance studies, dance performance and visual arts. 

Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center

The Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center (above) boasts an acoustically superb 624-seat performance hall with variable acoustics that may be optimally configured for musical theater performance, superior live audio reproduction, digital multi-track recording and live video streaming. Learn more and take a virtual tour here

Home to the Bailey School of Music, the Center hosts over 70 performances each year in addition to rehearsals, seminars, recording sessions, and master classes for KSU music students and faculty. The facility also houses the 3,600-square-foot Katherine Scott Rehearsal Hall, acoustically isolated from the performance hall but integrated in the facility’s audio recording and communications infrastructure. 

The Music Building houses music classrooms, a music technology classroom, studios, practice rooms and the intimate Music Recital Hall. The Joe Mack Wilson Building is home to numerous classrooms, music studios, a theatre technology classroom, the offices of the Dean of the College of the Arts, the Department of Music, and the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies.

The Wilson Building is also home to the Zuckerman Museum of Art’s Fine Arts Gallery; it regularly features student exhibitions.

Address: 488 Prillaman Way, Kennesaw, GA 30144

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Bailey Performance Center

Howard Logan Stillwell Theater

The Department of Theatre and Performance Studies boasts the 320-seat Howard Logan Stillwell Theater, a contemporary proscenium theatre with the option of an orchestra pit or an extended apron. It features a computer controlled lighting system along with a state-of-the-art sound system and is home to many large performances by the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies. 

The Studio Theater, located next to the Stillwell, is an intimate laboratory theatre used for classes and experimental or contemporary productions.  

The Onyx Theater, a black box theater used for smaller productions, is in The Wilson Annex. Other theatre facilities include the Scene Shop at Chastain Point and the Costume Shop at KSU Center. 

Address: 471 Bartow Ave NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144

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Stillwell Theatre
Dance Theater

Dance Theater

The Department of Dance boasts a state-of-the-art dance facility at Chastain Pointe. The 16,000-square-foot facility houses three large dance studios, faculty offices, student lounge, shower and restroom facilities, a classroom, a costume shop and a scene shop—bringing profound opportunity for the Kennesaw State University Dance Program. Along with being one of the largest studios in metro Atlanta, the main studio is fully equipped with a state-of-the-art A/V system, Harlequin Cascade flooring and a new Steinway piano. Take a virtual tour here!

Address: 1200 Chastain Road, Suite 300, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Opened in March of 2017, the Dance Theater on the Marietta campus (pictured above) is the only one of its kind in the Atlanta area built specifically to serve the technical and performance needs of Kennesaw State Dance. This 450-seat facility serves as a home for dance in the region, providing professional standards of dance flooring, lighting, and A/V technology. A unique contemporary aesthetic makes the interior design of this facility unlike any other in the region. The grand drape, for instance, is distinctively unique in its visual appeal and technical functionality. The KSU Dance Theater is located just 15 miles north from downtown Atlanta.

Address: 860 Rossbacher Wy, Marietta, GA 30060

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Visual Arts Building

The stunning Visual Arts Building houses the School of Art and Design. The building is home to classrooms and studios for painting, drawing, ceramics, photography and printmaking, as well as a large outdoor sculpture studio.

Address: 411 Bartow Ave #202, Kennesaw, GA 30144

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zuckerman museum

Zuckerman Museum

A unit within the School of Art and Design, the Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art serves as a vital academic resource and cultural focus for students, faculty and members of the community. This KSU Art Museum presents significant works from the University’s permanent art collection and regularly exhibits contemporary works of various media by local and nationally-recognized artists. The Museum's Fine Arts Satellite Gallery in the Wilson Building features faculty, student and alumni projects. 

Address: 492 Prillaman Way, Kennesaw, GA 30144

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Chastain Pointe 115

Chastain Pointe 115 houses studios for the Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking programs. Established in Fall 2020, each drawing and painting studio has over 1400 square feet of workspace. The printmaking studio is approximately 7000 square feet. It houses distinct working areas for book arts, intaglio, letterpress, lithography, papermaking, relief, and serigraphy.


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