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The College of Fine Arts educates, empowers, and engages creative people to become visionary change-makers in the arts through acts of imagination.

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I am delighted to welcome you to the UNLV College of Fine Arts website!

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The winner receives $5,000 and is invited to UNLV during the fall 2024 semester to work with College of Fine Arts students, and to an event celebrating the award.

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The premiere of this vibrant new arts series brings together a combination of talent, creativity, and passion for jazz

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Each composer wrote a 10-minute ballet and communicated with their Nevada Ballet Theatre choreographers throughout the process to bring the vision to life.

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All students with a valid Rebel Card may receive one free ticket an hour before this and future Chamber Music Series performances.

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Photo of sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell delivering a presentation to a packed audience at the UNLV Performing Arts Center for the Barrick Lecture Series.
The Nevada Arts Council partnered with Americans for the Arts for a nationwide study of the arts and culture sector via the Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6) study. The data was collected from Summer 2022 to May 2023 to better understand the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry with two primary data collection efforts:​ An audience-intercept survey of…
Shot of woman looking into the camera. Still from feature film 'Every 85 Minutes'
Every 85 Minutes is a short film shot by UNLV Film alumni that was produced with support from a UNLV Fine Arts seed grant and a National Endowment of the Arts grant. It also received a Congressional recommendation in October 2023 by Representative Susie Lee where she stated, "I firmly believe that Every 85 Minutes is a must-watch not only for veterans, but also for anyone who…
Group photo: (1st row) Catherine Bitterman, Daniela Castenda, UNLV Prof. Caralea Cole, Dean Nancy Uscher  (2nd row) Mario Basner, Craig Bitterman, Essence Goins Johnson, UNLV Art Chair Dave Rowe and Deanna Riley.
We are happy to share that Essence Goins Johnson and Daniela Castaneda have been selected as recipients of the Mario Basner Passion Project Fund Award. "Fashion design and photography have become intimate threads of my life," said Johnson. "Photography has seen me through my 10-year Air Force career, my volunteer work and working with underserved children, college life, and being a…
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The IAVM Foundation Board of Trustees and Diversity & Inclusive Leadership Committee announced the 2024 Scholarships and we are proud to report that Shaun Franklin-Sewell, Director of Marketing & Patron Services at the UNLV Performing Arts Center, received the 2024 Venue Management School Scholarship for years 1 and 2. Congratulations!  Shaun was recently honored at the UNLV…
Adam Schroeder at UNLV
Adam Schroeder's new release for Capri Records comes out officially on all streaming platforms on Jan. 19, 2024, and is also available on CD and LP. His first two albums on the label remained in the top 10 radio airplay for multiple weeks in a row, and both were chosen as the top 100 records of the year for each of their respective years.  Listen to a featured song for free here…
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Dearest Friends and Colleagues: At the end of the fall 2023 semester, on December 6, 2023, our beloved university, UNLV, was dealt a devastating blow, a tragic event we could never have imagined happening, as we were poised to end the semester. As we all know firsthand, an active shooter on our campus viciously murdered three esteemed faculty colleagues and seriously injured a fourth victim.…

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