The College of Fine Arts, a creative nexus anchored within the vibrant and diverse culture of Las Vegas, boldly launches visionaries who transform the global community through collaboration, scholarship, and innovation. At UNLV we illuminate the power of the arts amidst breathtaking advancements in science and technology. In doing so, we are creating a global destination at the forefront of transforming arts and design.
To accomplish this we encourage agency, inventiveness, problem-solving, and big-idea thinking in our students, faculty, and staff. We make education relevant through curriculum and effective learning outcomes. We are passionate and compassionate, principled and supportive, joyful and kind. We believe in inclusion, invention, transformation, engagement, and rigor. These vital principles underpin all our efforts and guide us in fulfilling our mission.
The graduate programs in the College of Fine Arts are diverse and wide reaching, with reputations based largely on the work of our excellent graduate faculty of highly trained artists and educators of national and international stature. Students are prepared for professional careers with programs designed to challenge and inspire them.
A wide array of campus venues including theatres, performance halls, studios and an architectural library are available to students as they pursue their passions. Our artist-in-residence program brings pre-eminent creators to UNLV and into the classroom. Students also have opportunities to interact with the best professionals in the city that is known as “the entertainment capital of the world.” We invite you to join our fast-growing college and make your dreams a reality.
Nancy J. Uscher, Ph.D., Dean
Janis McKay, Vice Dean
Tod Fitzpatrick, Associate Dean
School of Architecture
College of Fine Arts