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The Arts — Academic & Youth Programs

The Arts on campus begins in the classroom. Whether that classroom is a welding shop, dance studio, concert hall, or a game-design space, the lessons taught there come from innovative and expert faculty who contribute to the esteemed national rankings that many of the U's arts programs enjoy.

College of Fine Arts

The College of Fine Arts is committed to shaping the future of classical and contemporary arts through rigorous training that balances professional discipline with personal creativity and artistic leadership. It combines creative and innovative instruction and offers renowned programs in music, dance, film, theatre, and the visual arts.

Entertainment Arts & Engineering

This interdisciplinary program between the School of Computing and the Department of Film and Media Arts focuses on the art (and science) of creating video games, computer animation, and special effects. Students from both disciplines work closely throughout their academic careers, reflecting the same collaboration found in the entertainment industry. Entertainment Arts & Engineering is offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels, where it was recently named the No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the nation. Game on!

Youth Programs

Many of the U's arts and culture entities offer a variety of programs for children and families. From painting to acting to planting to dancing, there's an enriching activity for everyone in the family.

We are proud to launch our new Create Success Initiative: students’ comprehensive destination for resources and reminders to help them make their academic dreams into realities. It’s all based on data we crunched from our alumni about what made them most successful. We boiled down all their tips and experiences into one place with links to help current students get connected to academic resources, extracurricular activities, financial aid information, academic advisors and more. So, students: bookmark, pin, favorite and revisit often to create your own success.

Create Success Initiative

October 16, 2018

  • Silvina Szperling, Screendance Practitioner, Curator and Documentarian visits the University

    Silvina Szperling, Screendance Practitioner, Curator and Documentarian visits the University

    October 12, 2018

  • 18th Annual Camerata Awards Concert  and Gala, honoring Gordon and Connie Hanks and Henry Wolking

    18th Annual Camerata Awards Concert and Gala, honoring Gordon and Connie Hanks and Henry Wolking

    October 01, 2018

  • Welcome Kate Wolsey as the CFA's new Internship Coordinator

    Welcome Kate Wolsey as the CFA's new Internship Coordinator

    October 01, 2018

  • David Maslanka's final composition, Symphony No. 10: The River of Time

    David Maslanka's final composition, Symphony No. 10: The River of Time

    September 20, 2018

  • Distinguished Alumni Awards: Celebrating our past, present and potential

    Distinguished Alumni Awards: Celebrating our past, present and potential

    September 19, 2018

  • Meet the 2018/19 FAAB Board

    Meet the 2018/19 FAAB Board

    September 18, 2018

  • Get the First Look at the Faculty Art Show,

    Get the First Look at the Faculty Art Show, "Site Lines"

    September 17, 2018

  • Last Updated: 6/20/17