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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

exterior look of the composer showroom building
Arts and Culture |

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

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People |

President Keith E. Whitfield honors six graduates who have shown exemplary commitment to both the community and their studies.

students in spring
Campus News |

News highlights starring UNLV students and faculty who made local and national headlines.

Christian Shelton stands in front of a tall flashlight sculpture
People |

With encouragement from a chorus of faculty, Christian Shelton learns to make a lasting impression.

the UNLV jazz ensemble poses as a group outside
Arts and Culture |

The DownBeat Student Music Awards are considered among the most notable awards in jazz education.

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People |

The College of Fine Arts learning technologist collects beautiful objects as a reminder of her role in nurturing artistic talent.

Fine Arts In The News

Fast Company

From tennis ball studded stilettos to a custom Celia Kritharioti minidress emblazoned with a movie poster, Zendaya has gone all-in on the theme for her promotion of the new tennis flick Challengers.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13

The Beverly Theater is branching out and launching a movie distribution company called Ink Films. On Friday, theater officials said film consultant Mike Plante as Head of Distribution for the company.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now

Las Vegas based International Conductor, Maestro Taras Krysa returns from Ukraine Concert Tour inspiring and bringing a sense of normalcy to life during war time.

ARC Las Vegas

Interview Channel 3 Las Vegas: April 16, 2024.

KSNV-TV: News 3

New film studios in the southwest Las Vegas valley have received a green light from UNLV. The university announced that the UNLV Research Foundation last week approved an agreement to develop a 34-acre media production complex at the Harry Reid Research & Technology Park.

Architecture & Design

Have you ever seen a building that looks from another planet? If not, you’re in for a treat. There’s a fascinating collection of 50 out-of-this-world alien-like buildings designed by architects that will leave you in awe. From surreal-looking museums to futuristic skyscrapers, these structures push the boundaries of what we consider to be typical architecture. Each building is unique and showcases the creativity and imagination of its designer. These architects were unafraid to think outside the box when creating these architectural wonders.

Fine Arts Experts

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Recent Fine Arts Accomplishments

Amy Brown (Music) published an article titled "The Progression of Technology Integration in the Music Classroom to Support Student Engagement: Part I-Using Google Keep" in the Journal of General Music Education. This article is part of the Musical Idea Series, highlighting unique topics for the general music classroom.
Assistant professor Adam Paul (Film) was interviewed for Fast Company magazine's article, "How 'Method Dressing' is Boosting Films at the Box Office." The article examined the phenomenon of film stars appearing at red-carpet premieres dressed similarly to characters they play in those productions. Paul, who has expertise on the craft of acting…
Linda Lister (Music) was asked to be the stage director for the Opera Las Vegas production of The Billy Goats Gruff. Featuring several UNLV alumni and UNLV senior Chase Gutierrez, this show will tour public libraries and community centers across the valley. It teaches children important tools for dealing with bullies and fostering friendship and…
Ty Suksangasophon (Art), has been invited to present at the 40th PsyArt conference of psychology and the arts. He will be attending the five day event in June 2024 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, in which he will be discussing the "Synchronicity of the Painting Process" to the global attendees of professionals and academics in the field of art and…
UNLV faculty John McMurtery and postdoctoral scholars Marta Plominska and Dawid Mzyk (all Music) performed at the 3rd International Low Flutes Festival in Washington D.C. They performed works by Laurence Dresner and Ali Ryerson for two low flutes, as well as "Waha'yoo Winds: Nevadian Images" for alto flute and trombone, which was written by Jakub…
Jonathan Rhodes Lee (Music) published a review article in the Journal of the American Musicological Society. The piece examines Nathan Link’s A Poetics of Handel’s Operas. It appears in vol. 77 no. 1, pp. 247-50 of the journal.