Opened in fall 1995, the Performing and Visual Arts Complex is a community of four buildings on the growing East Campus of the University. It includes the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, the Performing Arts Center, the Georgia Museum of Art, and the Lamar Dodd School of Art.
The five-story Hugh Hodgson School of Music accommodates a faculty of 50, as well as 45 graduate assistants. Student enrollment is approximately 350 undergraduates and 100 graduate students. The building has a mix of classrooms, practice rooms, computer labs, faculty studios, and graduate assistant offices on each floor. Ensembles rehearse in the Betsy Tant Leebern Band Rehearsal Hall, Presser Choral Suite, and the Katherine John Murphy Foundation Orchestra Hall.