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Students, faculty, and the general public all enjoy the College of Creative Arts' extensive facilities, all outfitted with top-of-the-line equipment and inspired decor. Explore them below, from our educational Art Center to our vast libraries and numerous performance spaces, including the historic Hall Auditorium.

Performance Spaces

Gates-Abegglen Theatre

The Gates-Abegglen Theatre is located in the Center for Performing Arts, built in 1970. The theatre is a traditional proscenium theatre seating 385, holding Department of Theatre Mainstage shows and select Music department productions.

Hall Auditorium

Hall Auditorium was completed in 1908, and renamed from the former Benton Hall in 1969 after Miami's fifth president, John W. Hall. A top-to-bottom renovation of the building was completed in 1992 with a seating capacity of 735. Hall Auditorium is the site for most of the Music department's major concerts, as well as many concerts produced and supported by the university's Performing Arts Series.

Millett Hall

Built in the early 1970s and named in honor of Miami’s president from 1953-1964, John D. Millett Assembly Hall is the home of Miami RedHawk basketball, as well as the site of numerous university assemblies and performances. The capacity for basketball is 9,200 seats, while concert layouts vary from 2,900 seats for the Performing Arts Series to 10,857 for full concerts.

Souers Recital Hall

Sidney W. Souers Recital Hall provides an intimate performance space for the presentation of recitals and chamber ensemble concerts. The 150-seat hall features a spacious stage, a green room (suitable for use as both a warm-up room and reception area), and adjacent audio and recording facilities.

Studio 88 Theatre

Zimmerman Experimental Theatre “Studio 88,” houses at least two productions in the Theatre department’s SecondStage series, as well as other productions, classes, and workshops. Currently configured as a 3/4 thrust theatre, the space has flexible space seating of 115.


Hiestand Galleries

Housed within Hiestand Hall, these galleries serve as visual laboratories that exhibit works by students, alumni, faculty, and artists on the national and international scale. The galleries host two national competitions in painting and sculpture. They also align a Visiting Artist and Scholars program with more than 20 exhibits per year, connecting students to professional artists and critics via studio visits, lectures, and off-campus events.

Cage Gallery

Located on the lower level of Alumni Hall, Cage Gallery provides ongoing exhibits of professional as well as student work within Architecture + Interior Design.

Amos Music Library

Housed within Amos Music Library are Oxford's principal music collections of print books and journals about music, music audio recordings, sheet music, and musical theater materials. The space features a Listening Center, sixteen workstations and comfortable seating, as well as music composition software and equipment for listening to various formats of audio materials.

Wertz Art and Architecture Library

Established in 1973, the library now holds collections for all of the visual arts as well as study rooms and technology and software for design disciplines. It is currently located in a southern expansion of Alumni Hall.


The Richard and Carole Cocks Art Museum

The Richard and Carole Cocks Art Museum has an energetic schedule of historic and contemporary exhibitions in its triangular galleries. Built in 1978 by Walter Netsch of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Chicago, the museum is situated on three acres of scenic sculpture park grounds, houses five galleries of changing exhibitions and a growing permanent collection of approximately 16,000 artworks.

William Holmes McGuffey Museum

The William Holmes McGuffey House is the second oldest building on Miami’s campus, completed in 1833. The museum is dedicated to the education of students in the greater community and presents an accurate historical representation of several periods of history ranging from the 1830s to the 1880s.

The Art Center

Designed for classroom and studio learning, CCA's Art Center offers patrons a variety of opportunities to engage in creative activities. Located in Phillips Hall, the Art Center consists of a ceramics/pottery studio, a digital photo lab, wood shop, and metals/jewelry/glass studio, and hosts a full slate of classes for students, faculty, staff, and Oxford community members year-round.

Schiewetz Fine Arts Plaza

Located on the north side of the Center for Performing Arts and adjacent to Hiestand Hall and the Art Building, the Schiewetz Fine Arts Plaza is a gift of Richard Schiewetz to honor his sisters—Betty Schiewetz Cromer ’41 and Mary Eleanor Schiewetz Flory ’39.

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College of Creative Arts

The arts at Miami University didn't evolve on a whim—they were challenged, inspired, modernized, and made more relevant by each new generation of artists. Welcome to the College of Creative Arts, with degree programs that range from the classical to the contemporary.