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The UNLV College of Fine Arts' wide array of performance venues features six theatre and concert spaces, including the 1,800+ seat Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall, and eight curated gallery spaces. Events happen throughout the year, showcasing work of students and guest artists.

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

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Jun. 1, 2023

Brandt is currently associate chair and artistic director of the department of theater and film at San Jose State University. 

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May. 25, 2023

The show, which premiered at the PAC in September 2022, is nominated for a Drama Desk Award.

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May. 16, 2023

News highlights featuring UNLV faculty and students who made local and national headlines.

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May. 8, 2023

The tour includes masterclasses and collaborations with students from prestigious Italian conservatories.

In the News


College of Fine Arts On The Move

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May. 31, 2023
Kirsten Brandt
May. 31, 2023
The College of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Kirsten Brandt as Chair of the Department of Theatre and Executive Director of Nevada Conservatory Theatre. Ms. Brandt is currently Associate Chair and Artistic Director of the Department of Film and Theatre at San Jose State University.  Ms. Brandt is an interdisciplinary artist and educator whose practice embraces…
Christian Shelton wins at CS Music Vocal Competition
May. 30, 2023
UNLV voice student Christian Shelton recently won first place in the University category at the Classical Singer Vocal Competition 2023. You may remember in 2021, job-search company Indeed hired Shelton as the voice of their Big Game ad. Christian, a voice performance major and student of Dr. Alfonse Anderson, was contacted by a Southern California advertising agency after one of…
UNLV in La Traviata: UNLV alumna Cecilia Violetta López (Violetta), voice teacher André Chiang (Baron Douphol), and current students Courtney Schwalbe (Flora Bervois), and Chase Gutierrez (Marchese d’Obigny)
May. 30, 2023
When Opera Las Vegas presents the upcoming Giuseppe Verdi masterpiece La Traviata, it will include among its stars UNLV alumna Cecilia Violetta López (Violetta), voice teacher André Chiang (Baron Douphol), and current students Courtney Schwalbe (Flora Bervois), and Chase Gutierrez (Marchese d’Obigny). Lighting and projections are designed by alumna Catherine Pratt. Audiences will…
Roger Corman stands on stage with Quentin Tarantino as he arrives to award the Grand Prix during the closing ceremony of the 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.
May. 30, 2023
Roger Corman, who has been honored with an Academy Award and is the executive producer of the UNLV Film co-curricular project "Stealing Las Vegas," presented the Grand Prix award during the closing ceremony of the 76th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 27, 2023. Corman, born on April 5, 1926, is a renowned American film director, producer, and actor. He is often referred to as "The…
Dr. Paul S. Hesselink Celebration of Life
May. 23, 2023
A Celebration of Life for Dr. Paul Hesselink is scheduled for 7 p.m., June 3 in the Rando-Grillot Recital Hall of the Beam Music Center on the UNLV campus. Paul taught applied organ at UNLV for many years, and was instrumental in the installation and maintenance of the Maurine Jackson-Smith Memorial Pipe Organ. For those unable to attend in-person, please view the live stream of…

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