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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

collage of two women
Arts and Culture | May 18, 2022

Theatre MFA candidate Skylar Schock and theatre and film professor Adam Paul executive produce the event, an evening of stand-up comedy, followed by a talk-back with the comics aimed at opening up conversation and sharing resources for mental health.

jazz ensemble posing with instruments
Arts and Culture | May 10, 2022

The UNLV Jazz & Commercial Music program has garnered 39 DownBeat Student Music Awards since 2010.

painting of a Black woman with a ponytail
Arts and Culture | May 10, 2022

The upcoming season celebrates theater with a variety of productions the entire family will love.

UNLV President Keith E. Whitfield at commencement
People | May 10, 2022

UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

detail shot of artwork
Arts and Culture | April 28, 2022

The biannual Open Studios is an opportunity for the community to visit the graduate studios and meet the artists.

still from film of fight scene between a woman and a man
Arts and Culture | April 15, 2022

This special evening with the professional stuntwoman and former nationally-ranked gymnast is free and open to the public.

 

Fine Arts In The News

New York Times
May 21, 2022

In the Hulu adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel, a large and tasteful home becomes an object of infatuation.

PBS
May 6, 2022

One-on-one interview with the executive director of the UNLV Performing Arts Center, Lori Cobo.

Broadway World
April 13, 2022

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas offers the College of Fine Arts, one of the largest fine arts colleges in the nation.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 8, 2022

Icons will rule the night as the UNLV College of Fine Arts Hall of Fame induction dinner returns to its full-capacity gala Tuesday night at Student Union Ballroom.

Furniture Today
March 31, 2022

The Las Vegas Design Center, in partnership with the American Society of Interior Designers and the University of Nevada Las Vegas, will host its first-ever career day for interior design students, offering a full day of networking and free educational seminars on April 8.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 21, 2022

Eric Strain founded his Las Vegas architecture firm, assemblageSTUDIO, on April Fool’s Day in 1997. It was the perfect time, he says: “Nobody thought this thing would last.” A maverick architect leaving the comfort of a local blue-chip firm to advocate for desert-appropriate modern architecture? In a town where sophisticated design was the volcano at The Mirage and red-tile Mediterranean knockoffs grew like weeds across the valley? The famed interior designer Roger Thomas urged him to start a firm in Los Angeles if he wanted respect and work in Vegas

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Recent Fine Arts Accomplishments

May 24, 2022
Jonathan Rhodes Lee (Music) has just published a chapter in The Heroic in Music (Woodbridge, U.K.: Boydell Press). This volume traces the intersection of the poetics of heroism and musical works from the Middle Ages through the 21st century. Lee contributed the book’s chapter on the 18th century, a period that scholars have often deemed an "age…
May 13, 2022
Tiffany Lin (Art) delivered a lecture at UNR in the department of art in which she discussed recent works on American life, history, and ecology of the Mojave. 
April 27, 2022
The Arnold Shaw Popular Music Center has a new website! Launched this month, the completely revamped site contains information about the center's lecture series and events, a browsable (and ever growing) catalog of the manuscripts and other items in the collection, a news feed, ways to connect with the center, and much more. Check out the website.
April 25, 2022
Linda Lister (Music) was in residence earlier this month at the University of Mississippi (UM), presenting a vocal master class and leading yoga practices for both the music department and the Honors College. UM Opera Theatre commissioned a new chamber orchestration of Lister's opera State of Grace, which premiered at Ole Miss April 23 and 24.…
April 22, 2022
Emily Budd (Art) has had her sculptural work selected for the group exhibition, Mixed Media, at Site:Brooklyn Gallery. The exhibition runs until May 22.
April 2, 2022
Laurence Myers Reese (Art) spoke at the 2022 Conney Conference for Jewish Arts at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, about his thesis work "In the Image of (Towards a Trans Talmud)," an interdisciplinary work investigating themes of intersex, trans, and genderqueer identity in Jewish texts. He is a graduate student.