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Welcome from the Dean

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

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Designs on utility boxes at The Degree were created by College of Fine Arts students.

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There are more than two dozen UNLV entries in the college division of the contest. Voting ends on June 5, 2024.

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From classic plays to exciting new voices in American theatre, the season promises to be thrilling, thought provoking, joyous, and immediate.

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The UNLV Film Documentaries class created this 15-minute film about the revitalization of Las Vegas’ Historic Commercial Center.

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College of Fine Arts On The Move

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School of Music director Dr. Isrea Butler is thrilled to announce Lukas Perry will join the School of Music as Assistant Professor in Residence of Music Theory. His research interests include harmonic functional analysis for the diatonic modal music of Maurice Duruflé, video game music theory, and history of theory. He has presented at the Society for Music Theory (SMT) national conference, North…
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The NFL Las Vegas Raiders recently announced that the The David Perrico Pop Strings Orchestra, a 19-piece, all-star ensemble conducted by David Perrico (MM in Jazz Performance and Composition, '06), has signed-on for two more years as the Raiders House Band. Perrico composes custom music arrangements for every game and special performances, including the pre-game show, musical segments…
Building schematics: UNLV Architecture Student Work in Capital Brutalism Exhibit
Opening June 1, the Capital Brutalism Exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC will feature work from Studio Gang, Brooks + Scarpa, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, BLDUS, Gensler, and the UNLV School of Architecture Senior Studios! The work from UNLV School of Architecture students was generated in the 2023 Spring AAE 482 studios: Dane Cobb, Cameron Reese, Devan Rendon,…
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Department of theatre chair & NCT executive director Kirsten Brandt and associate theatre chair Michael Lugering invite you to the 2024-2025 season in the following video.    Find out more on the Nevada Conservatory Theatre website.
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Congratulations to our 2024 Pacific Southwest Student Emmy Nominees! Student Programming - Long Form Marble Manor, Maciel Lara, Michaela Woo, Rachel Baisden Student Programming - Public Service (PSAs) The Business of Hollywood, Victoria Hartman, Laila Rose Duffy, Camden Villasenor, UNLV Student Craft - Photographer Getting There, Brandon Wong, UNLV Student Craft - Editor Getting There,…
Image of a graduation cap with the text: Class of 2024. Fine Arts Graduation Ceremony. Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall. May 12, 2024.
Fine Arts Graduation Ceremony FAQs Q:    Where and when does the ceremony take place? A:    The Graduation Ceremony for the College of Fine Arts will take place on Sunday, May 12th at 1:00 p.m. in Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall. Q:    Does the CFA graduation ceremony replace the University Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, the 11th?  A: …

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