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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

A drawing of a woman in a bathing suit
Arts and Culture | April 20, 2021

This spring concert is choreographed by Bachelor of Fine Arts performance and choreography majors.

unlv solar decathlon team during construction
Campus News | April 20, 2021

Multidisciplinary student team overcame 2020 pandemic obstacles and competition delays to win first in the operations and presentation categories, and second place for innovation and energy.

UNLV performing arts center
Arts and Culture | April 20, 2021

The concert — "We Are Back!" — is at 7:30 p.m. in Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall

A man plays the saxophone while dancers gambol around him
Arts and Culture | April 16, 2021

The event, scheduled for 11 a.m., celebrates the end of the semester, all we have accomplished during the pandemic, and our hopes for movement and dance for the future.

auditorium seats
Arts and Culture | April 16, 2021

UNLV Percussion featured in the first in-person performance in more than a year.

portrait of man outdoors
Business and Community | April 15, 2021

From the Solar Decathlon to student scholarships, Commercial Roofers helps students rise to demands of challenging field.

Fine Arts In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 20, 2021

A UNLV team took third place in a U.S. Department of Energy challenge to design and build a home powered by solar energy.

April 20, 2021

One team at the Solar Decathlon this year was particularly focused on a very important community - those military veterans returning home from wartime trauma with symptoms of PTSD. Nevada is reported to have 200,o00 veterans living in the State, making their project particularly relevant. The University of Las Vegas’ Mojave Bloom provides “a healing oasis in the middle of the harsh Mojave Desert through a calculated polyphony of sensory experiences.”

Fast Company
April 20, 2021

The winners of the 2021 Solar Decathlon Build Challenge show how to build energy-efficient housing in extreme climates—the kinds of conditions climate change will only make more prevalent.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 20, 2021

A UNLV team took third place in a U.S. Department of Energy challenge to design and build a home powered by solar energy.

pv magazine
April 19, 2021

A student team from the University of Colorado-Boulder won the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon Build Challenge.

April 19, 2021

The UNLV team took home third place in the Solar Decathalon, the US Secretary of Energy announced on April 18 during a virtual ceremony.

Fine Arts Experts

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Recent Fine Arts Accomplishments

April 19, 2021
Susanna Newbury (Art) has published The Speculative City: Art, Real Estate, and the Making of Global Los Angeles, with the University of Minnesota Press. A forensic examination of the mutual relationship between art and real estate in a transforming Los Angeles, the book argues that art and urban development shape each other's evolution The...
April 15, 2021
Jonathan Rhodes Lee (Music) recently had an article published by the U.S. Library of Congress as part of its National Recording Registry. This program honors 25 recordings each year that showcase "the range and diversity of American recorded sound heritage." The registry pursues this aim by preserving original media, making digital versions of...
April 8, 2021
Kimberly James, Timothy Jones, Phillip Zawarus, Sean Slattery, Olga Townsend, Genevieve Tremblay, Francisco Menendez, Adam Paul (all Fine Arts), Althea Inns, Ted Weisman (OIT), and Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies) contributed to a national online conversation about Envisioning a Post-pandemic Future for Arts and Media Higher Education...
March 30, 2021
Aaron Cowan, Erin K. Drew, Keeva Danielle Lough, John McVay, Laurence Myers Reese, and Emily Sarten (all Art) received congressional commendations from Congresswoman Dina Titus. Each MFA candidate was recognized for contributing to the arts and culture in Las Vegas. The commendation was presented to them on the occasion of exhibiting work at Test...
March 25, 2021
Ashley Hairston Doughty (Art) is one of 12 design educators included in the soon-to-be released book Black, Brown + Latinx Design Educators by Kelly Walters. The book collects deep personal interviews with graphic design educators of color who teach at colleges and universities across the United States and Canada.  The book centers the unique...
March 24, 2021
Susanna Newbury (Art) published "In Residence," a chapter in Amsterdam University Press' new Aesthetics of Gentrification: Seductive Spaces and Exclusive Communities in the Neoliberal City (ed. Christoph Linder and Gerard Sandoval, 2021). Newbury's contribution focuses on artists' role in urban economic development,  proposes an ethics of...