Creative Arts Department

If you have a passion for the arts—whether it’s a love of music, theatre, painting, drawing, videography, photography or broadcast journalism—consider majoring in the creative arts at Siena.

  • The Painting, Spring 2016, directed by David Lane, Set Design by Denise Massman, Costume Design by Karin Mason, Lighting Design by Greg Solomon.
    The Painting, Spring 2016, directed by David Lane, Set Design by Denise Massman, Costume Design by Karin Mason, Lighting Design by Greg Solomon.
  • The Glass Menagerie, Fall 2016, Directed by Sandy Boynton, Set Design by Denise Massman, Lighting Design by Greg Solomon.
    The Glass Menagerie, Fall 2016, Directed by Sandy Boynton, Set Design by Denise Massman, Lighting Design by Greg Solomon.
  • EndGame, Spring 2017, Directed by David Girard, Set Design by Colin Mcilvaine, Costume Design by Denise Massman, Lighting Design by Greg Solomon.
    EndGame, Spring 2017, Directed by David Girard, Set Design by Colin Mcilvaine, Costume Design by Denise Massman, Lighting Design by Greg Solomon.
  • Chamber Singers, Conductor Tim Reno.
    Chamber Singers, Conductor Tim Reno.
  • Orchestra, Conductor Paul Konye.
    Orchestra, Conductor Paul Konye.
  • Studio of Associate Professor, Scott Foster.
    Studio of Associate Professor, Scott Foster.

Siena’s Creative Arts Department will provide you with focused study in the visual arts, music, theatre, or broadcast journalism, preparing you for personal, academic, or professional work in the arts. In addition to classroom learning, you’ll have opportunities to attend and perform in campus shows, mount exhibits, and tour area museums. 

Creative Arts coursework

Want to prepare for a career in music? Explore our courses in vocal and orchestral performance, music history, and music theory. If theatre is your passion, take performance, theatre management, or set design. Or try your hand at documentary filmmaking, broadcast journalism, graphic design, costume and makeup design, or painting. You can even combine courses in different areas to create an intermedia arts experience.  

Our Creative Arts home

Housed in historic Foy Hall, our Creative Arts Department is home to studio art classrooms, a state-of-the-art digital lab, an acting studio, music practice rooms, and lecture and rehearsal halls. Foy
Hall also houses Siena’s experimental studio lab, Beaudoin Theater, scene and costume shops, lighting and sound booths, and the Carol and Joseph Reilly SCTV station and broadcasting studio. 

Hands-on opportunities

As a creative arts student, you’ll have plenty of hands-on and extracurricular opportunities to perfect your craft. Experiential opportunities include Siena’s chamber orchestra, chamber singers, college chorus, campus radio station (88.3 FM, WVCR The Saint), and theatre productions. Internships are available with local radio and television stations, recording studios, local theatres, galleries, graphic
design studios, museums, and photography studios. 

For more information, explore our program requirements.



Department Chair

Denise Massman

Denise R. Massman

Associate Professor of Creative Arts, Theatre Design

305 Foy Hall

(518) 786‑5054

Saint Spotlight

Marybeth Condon

Class of 2016

Creative Arts Major

Stratford, Conn.


I chose to major in Creative Arts because it forced me to think differently. In Creative Arts classes, things are rarely straight forward and you are challenged to think beyond the first idea that pops into your head.