College of Fine Arts

The College of Fine Arts consists of four professional schools: Art, Dance, Music and Theatre, Film and Television. The mission of the college is to prepare students to create, to teach, to participate in, to understand and to value the arts. Fine Arts faculty members sustain excellence in teaching, creative expression, and research in the arts and are a source of creation, knowledge, and inspiration about the arts for Arizona and the nation.

Dean: Andrew Schulz

College Features

  • Renowned faculty include three University Distinguished Professors, a Regents Professor, three Endowed Professors, a University Distinguished Outreach Professor,and a Senior Fellow of the Institute for Photographic Research at the Center for Creative Photography.
  • The School of Art MFA program in Photography is ranked 17th overall (#4 among public institutions) by US News & World Report. Its MFA program in Studio Art is ranked 45th overall (#22 among public institutions) out of 220 university programs in the nation.
  • Individuals and performing ensembles in the Schools of Dance, Music and Theatre Arts have given invited performances at national and international venues, such as the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.  The School of Dance has completed 12 international tours in the last 15 years. 
  • The Schools of Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre, Film and Television are recent recipients of the UA Provost’s Award for Meritorious Achievement in Undergraduate Instruction
  • The Jack and Vivian Hanson Arizona Film Institute (Hanson Film Institute) at The University of Arizona offers programs for students, emerging filmmakers, and media entrepreneurs who want to contribute significantly to the art and/or business of filmmaking and have an influential role in the film industry.
  • All Schools maintain an extensive network of professional internships and boast alumni working as artists, administrators, and educators throughout the visual and performing arts industries.
  • The School of Music is an “All Steinway School,” a designation signifying that the only pianos owned— from the practice room to the recital hall — are designed by Steinway & Sons.
  • Campus art exhibition spaces include: the Joseph Gross Gallery; the Lionel Rombach Gallery, where students exhibit their works and learn about gallery management; the UA Museum of Art; and the Center for Creative Photography.  In addition to studio spaces in the Art Building, The School of Art also features the Visual Arts Graduate Laboratory that contains private studios for 50 graduate students, a wood fabrication shop, a metal fabrication shop, digitally equipped classrooms, and a graduate/alumni gallery.
  • Outstanding performance facilities include: the 200-seat Alice Y. Holsclaw Recital Hall with a pipe organ built by the Schoenstein Organ Company; the 534-seat Crowder Hall that features recording studio connectivity; the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre, a state-of-the-art theatre designed just for dance; the 324-seat proscenium-style Marroney Theatre; the 350-seat Tornabene Theatre, a unique, five-sided space with flexible seating arrangements.  Film production labs, sound and recording studios, scenic and costume construction shops, and Fine Arts, Music, and Film and Television libraries are located throughout the Fine Arts complex.


College Statistics

  • 1,488 undergraduate majors, 339 graduate students
  • 486 degrees awarded
  • 173 student scholarships and awards


  • 147

List of Degrees Awarded:         

School of Art:  

  • Bachelor of Art: Art History; Studio Art (no concentration)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts: Art & Visual Culture Education; Studio Art (3-Dimensional Studies; 2-Dimensional Studies; Photography; Visual Communication
  • Master of Arts: Art History; Art & Visual Culture Education
  • Master of Fine Arts: Studio Art
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Art History: Art & Visual Culture Education

School of Dance: 

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts: Dance
  • Master of Fine Arts: Dance

School of Music:

  • Bachelor of Arts: Instrumental or Vocal Studies; Integrated Studies; Music Theory, History and Criticism
  • Bachelor of Music: Composition; Jazz Studies; Music Education, Instrumental; Music Education, Vocal; Performance
  • Master of Music: Composition; Conducting; Ethnomusicology; Music Education; Musicology; Music Theory; Performance
  • Doctor of Musical Arts: Composition; Conducting; Performance
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Music Education; Music Theory

School of Theatre, Film and Television:

  • Bachelor of Arts: Film and Television Studies; Producing, Theatre
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts: Musical Theatre, Acting; Design/Technical Production; Film and Video Production; Theatre History and Dramaturgy
  • Master of Arts: Stage and Screen Studies
  • Master of Fine Arts: Design/Technical Production 
Website: Primary Address:
The University of Arizona
P.O. Box 210004
Tucson, AZ 85721-0004
United States
Mailing Address:
1017 N Olive Rd
Music Bldg, Rm 111
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States
Email: Phone Number:

(520) 621-1302

(520) 621-1307