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The College of Fine Arts provides an academic experience that heightens awareness of the physical, intellectual, and cultural world. We diligently prepare students for professional employment and/or post-graduate study in their artistic area.

Current Fine Arts News

The Las Vegas strip as seen on Super Bowl weekend (Josh Hawkins/UNLV).
Campus News |

A collection of news stories and highlights featuring UNLV students and faculty.

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Arts and Culture |

The winner receives $5,000 and is invited to work with College of Fine Arts students in the fall.

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Arts and Culture |

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

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Arts and Culture |

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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Arts and Culture |

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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Arts and Culture |

This UNLV Opera production of Le Comte Ory is a collaboration with the UNLV Department of Theatre/Nevada Conservatory Theatre.

Fine Arts In The News

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now

What’s Cool At School? How about hundreds of high school jazz students from around the western U-S at UNLV.

The Federal

Tired of living in caves and open jungles, when humankind began to build houses, they served as our retreats, our sanctuaries.

Las Vegas Review Journal

If the Super Bowl is the advertising event of the year, the Strip’s iconic skyline makes a memorable billboard.

Las Vegas Review Journal

If the Super Bowl is the advertising event of the year, the Strip’s iconic skyline makes a memorable billboard.

CNBC

Las Vegas’ evolution is ever apparent as it gears up for Super Bowl 58. What was once considered a sports pariah is now hosting the biggest U.S. sporting event of the year, and the event comes less than three months after the city held a Grand Prix Formula One race. That’s not all — Las Vegas now boasts two new entertainment facilities, the Sphere and Allegiant Stadium, adding new offerings like A-list performers. The total number of visitors climbed to 40.8 million in 2023. Beyond all the fun and gambling, the region has also become popular with relocating businesses and homebuyers. However, there are some significant risks with being a desert city that could hinder Las Vegas’ growth as the planet warms. CNBC traveled to Vegas and met with locals and experts to learn more about Sin City’s explosive growth.

CNBC

Las Vegas’ evolution is ever apparent as it gears up for Super Bowl 58. What was once considered a sports pariah is now hosting the biggest U.S. sporting event of the year, and the event comes less than three months after the city held a Grand Prix Formula One race. That’s not all — Las Vegas now boasts two new entertainment facilities, the Sphere and Allegiant Stadium, adding new offerings like A-list performers. The total number of visitors climbed to 40.8 million in 2023. Beyond all the fun and gambling, the region has also become popular with relocating businesses and homebuyers. However, there are some significant risks with being a desert city that could hinder Las Vegas’ growth as the planet warms. CNBC traveled to Vegas and met with locals and experts to learn more about Sin City’s explosive growth.

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Recent Fine Arts Accomplishments

Amy Brown (Music) presented Parachute Play at the Las Vegas Urban Chapter of Kodaly Educators (LUCKE) Chapter Workshop. In addition to the Kodaly method, participants experienced musical literacy using multiple methods of music education philosophies (Orff and Dalcroze). Using Edvard Grieg's, In the Hall of the Mountain King, members…
Jonathan Rhodes Lee (Music) published a "Guide to the Larry Fotine Music Collection." This publication serves as an index to the large archive, made available through the Arnold Shaw Popular Music Research Center, of the composer and jazz band leader Larry Fotine (1911–1990). Born Lawrence Constantine Fotinakis in Camden, New Jersey, this son of a…
Isrea Butler (Music) recently won a Grammy for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album as part of the Count Basie Orchestra for "Basie Swings the Blues." "I'm excited to be a part of this incredible album with this stellar group of musicians," Butler says of the experience, "Thanks to The Count Basie Orchestra! And thank you Count Basie! As Count…
Yen-Soon Kim (Hospitality), Daniel Sahl (International Gaming Institute), and SJ Kim (Entertainment Engineering & Design) organized the 8th International XR-Metaverse Conference, hosted at UNLV. This annual immersive tech event revolved around the captivating themes of XR and the Metaverse. Its primary goal was to forge connections between…
As part of her postdoctoral project, Marta Plominska, along with Dawid Mzyk and Liz Valvano (all Music), performed at the Opening Concert of The College Music Society Southwest Conference in Stockton, CA. Their program titled 'Emotional Connections: Evocative Duets by Women Composers' included pieces by Adrienne Albert, Jessica Rudman, and Nicole…
Marta Plominska (Music) recently performed at Columbus State University in a Guest Artist Recital alongside pianist Susan Hoskins. As part of her Post-Doc project, Plominska curated a program celebrating the contributions of female composers. She actively advocates for recognizing women in the music industry and has been featured in the Music of…