Choosing Your Path

Choosing Your Path

Siena's Creative Arts program offers a customized experience based on your interests and future career goals.



This program provides hands-on experience in all aspects of theatre through a combination of classroom study and participation with theatre productions. Students can major or minor in Creative Arts with a focus on theatre or pursue a 24-credit theatre certificate.

Through coursework and faculty expertise, students are exposed to all aspects of the theatre including:

  • Acting
  • Costume Design
  • Directing
  • Lighting Design
  • Management
  • Producing
  • Set Design
  • Sound Design
  • Technology

In addition, the student theatre club, Stage III, works closely with the Creative Arts Department to produce four shows a year.

Past Productions

Antigone Today

Child Soldier



Hedda Gabler

Into the Woods

Measure for Measure

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The Children's Hour

The Snow Queen


Studies in music include performance (voice, choirs, orchestra) as well as music theory and history.  Other elective courses are taught according to student interest.


The Siena College Chorus rehearses on MWF at 11:30 in Foy 107, and is open to all students.  Chamber Singers is a select auditioned ensemble of 12-16 voices.  Auditions are held in April for the following academic year.


The Siena College Chamber Orchestra combines the talent of students on campus with local community members to create a unique learning experience.  Rehearsals are Thursday 6-8:50 p.m. throughout the academic year.  Please contact Prof. Paul Konye (783-2511) for more information.

Visual Arts

Art History

Art history is the study of the visual arts from a historical perspective.  Courses engage students and inspire them to examine the contribution of media, technique, formal qualities, artists, and architects to the creation of visual arts.  Students connect the look of things with content, and think critically about the fundamental and enduring human experiences communicated by the visual arts.  The rigorous study of the history of art and architecture prepares students to pursue careers in academia, museums, galleries, historical sites, libraries, archives, and auction houses.

Studio Art

Siena offers courses in traditional and contemporary art forms. Our interdisciplinary approach encourages students to develop a broad understanding of the visual arts. Students master technical skills as they learn to think critically and analytically about their artistic process. The creative thinking skills learned in art classes benefit students in a variety of careers.

Drawing & Painting

In drawing and painting classes at Siena, students work with a dedicated faculty of practicing artists. We believe that the breadth of classes we offer allows students the opportunity to build a skill set tailored to their unique goals. Students explore foundational media, such as graphite, charcoal, pastel, and acrylic early in the curriculum. Intermediate courses focus on oil media and pastel. Our core drawing and painting courses are supplemented with advanced courses in figure drawing, watercolor, printmaking, and other topics. We look forward to working with you and sharing your passion for art.

Broadcast and Society

Siena’s broadcast and society minor offers introductory and advanced courses in media production and theory for students who want to pursue a career in broadcast journalism or other broadcast media.
If you minor in broadcast and society at Siena, you’ll take six courses (18 credits) in subject areas including reporting for radio and TV, image and society, multimedia design, television production, documentary filmmaking, and film theory and criticism. You also have opportunities to intern in the broadcasting industry. Our program places a strong emphasis on media law and ethics.

As a student journalist at Siena, you’ll get hands-on training using state-of-the-art HD cameras and professional video-editing software. And you’ll learn from faculty who are experienced reporters and anchors.

Department Chair

Denise Massman

Denise R. Massman

Associate Professor of Creative Arts, Theatre Design

305 Foy Hall

(518) 786‑5054