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

Current Fine Arts News

wind orchestra with ROTC flag presentation
Arts and Culture | November 18, 2019

The concert is a special celebration of military heroes and first responders.

artwork
Arts and Culture | November 12, 2019

The tours are presented in conjunction with the UNLV department of world languages and cultures.

two women in front of closeup image of an ancient statue
Arts and Culture | November 8, 2019

The performances feature a collaboration with the UNLV Graduate String Quartet.

an artist's rendering of a face and a musical instrument for "clara200 "CLARA200 eine Phantasie"
Arts and Culture | November 8, 2019

The concert features musical works by Schumann and her circle, readings, and video by music faculty and students.

People preparing to cut ribbon on new Fertitta Complex
Campus News | November 1, 2019

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a pattern of dots
Arts and Culture | October 28, 2019

This 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama runs in the Black Box Theatre through Nov. 10.

Fine Arts In The News

Dance Spirit
November 15, 2019

Your first semester as a college dance student can be hectic. But being busy is no reason to put your mental health on hold. In fact, the times when you feel totally overwhelmed by tasks and to-do lists are actually when your mental health is most important.

Nevada Capital News
November 14, 2019

To compete in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon is an accomplishment in itself. The worldwide submission and selection process is demanding and keen. A team from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) was selected to compete in 2013 and again in 2017. In 2020, UNLV is 1 of only 10 universities in the world to participate in the biennial Design Build Challenge.

Allure Magazine
November 6, 2019

Consider the times for a moment: We relax by watching Marie Kondo throw away suitcases of clothing and pantry-makeover companies get Netflix deals. So it’s pretty tempting to believe a higher consciousness (or just an air of superiority) is waiting for us after we throw away all our possessions to live humble-braggy in a well-lit loft with a citrine mortar and pestle and 24 plants.

Yahoo!
November 6, 2019

Consider the times for a moment: We relax by watching Marie Kondo throw away suitcases of clothing and pantry-makeover companies get Netflix deals. So it’s pretty tempting to believe a higher consciousness (or just an air of superiority) is waiting for us after we throw away all our possessions to live humble-braggy in a well-lit loft with a citrine mortar and pestle and 24 plants.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 31, 2019

All morning, excited people stream in to gather free comic books. In the back of the store, patrons huddle by a table as comics are signed by their creators. A few fans dressed as comic book characters mingle with civilians in comic logo-laden T-shirts, while others huddle in conversation or stalk the racks in search of new finds.

KSNV-TV: News 3
October 28, 2019

Acclaimed filmmaker Ryan Coogler will be the featured speaker at next month's installment of UNLV's lecture series.

Fine Arts Experts

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Recent Fine Arts Accomplishments

November 13, 2019
Susanna Newbury (Art) and Alana Fa'agai (English) presented their scholarship and teaching methods at the November 2019 National Humanities Conference in Honolulu. The panel, Localizing the Digital and Public Humanities, addressed the scaling of high-quality, humanities-based research to digital delivery methods for an audience of scholars, non-...
November 12, 2019
Jennifer Bellor (Music) releases her new album, Reflections at Dusk, on Nov. 15. This album of six chamber works emphasizes shining sonorities — think vibraphones, harp, and wind chimes. Words like cerulean, amethyst, and indigo infuse the works’ titles. Most of the pieces are performed by Las Vegas-based musicians, both...
October 30, 2019
Marcus Civin (Art) has two artist interviews up on Maake Magazine, an independent artist-run print publication featuring contemporary artists and artist-run projects. Read his interviews online with Cleveland artist Jonah Jacobs and Montreal-based Joani Tremblay. Maake Magazine showcases the work of emerging artists to promote innovative and...
October 29, 2019
Michael Jarett (Dance) received the Richmond Theater Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design - Musical for his design of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, produced by TheatreLAB in Richmond, Virginia, earlier this year. This was the second time Jarett has received the award, although he has been nominated...
October 28, 2019
Chad Scott (Teaching & Learning) is an art educator-in-residence at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art where he has created the program Accessing the Arts, a collaboration with the department of teaching and learning, The Smith Center, the Clark County School District's School-Community Partnership Program, and the Art Educators of Nevada that...
October 24, 2019
Aaron Cowan, Fawn Douglas, Erin K. Drew, John McVay, and Laurence Myers Reese (all Art) have created REVIVER, a new performance art event hosted on the UNLV campus. This recurring event will feature UNLV students and local performers in a university setting. Performance art, which is art that combines visual art with dramatic performance, has a...