College of Fine Arts

About

Being a student of fine arts means heightening your physical, intellectual and cultural awareness. UNLV’s fine arts program prepares students for professional careers by helping them hone and perfect their talents. A wide array of campus venues, including theatres, performance halls, studios and an architectural library, is available to students as they pursue their passions. Our artist-in-residence program brings pre-eminent creators to UNLV. It also brings them into the classroom.

College Highlights

The College of Fine Arts offers an average of 4.4 public performances and exhibitions per week during the academic year. These events vary from professional presentations such as the New York Philharmonic and American Ballet Theatre to concerts presented by faculty and students, lectures offered by distinguished artists/writers/critics such as Seamus Haney, exhibitions of student work in galleries and the UNLV Film Series.

Mission

The College of Fine Arts serves as the primary artistic and cultural resource for the citizens of the State of Nevada and is located in Las Vegas, a unique, dynamic center of American popular culture. The College of Fine Arts provides a creative, professional education for its undergraduate and graduate students and adheres to the highest academic standards. The College prepares students for professional employment in the fine arts, performing arts and design, and provides an educational foundation to pursue further study. The diverse programs within the College equip students to creatively engage in the physical, intellectual and cultural world around them.

The College delivers a humanistic, professional, and artistic education to its students and nurtures the creative and professional growth of its faculty and staff. In addition to mastering the rudiments of their discipline, students are exposed to emerging opportunities/ collaborations that encourage entrepreneurship, enhance their careers and benefit the economy and culture of Nevada.

Accreditation

Architecture

Undergraduate
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Landscape Architecture Accrediting Board
Foundation for Interior Design Education Research
National Architectural Accrediting Board (M.Arch.)

Art

Undergraduate
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
National Association of Schools of Art and Design

Dance

Undergraduate
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Film

Undergraduate
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Music

Undergraduate
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
National Association of Schools of Music

Theatre

Undergraduate
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
National Association of Schools of Theatre

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