College of Fine Arts | University of Arizona Colleges

The College of Fine Arts consists of five professional schools: Art, Dance, Media Arts, Music and Theatre Arts. 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.

The College also promotes the arts as a means to understand our diverse and pluralistic world and teach the value of artistic intelligence as a mode of thinking, problem solving and discovery.

College Features

  • Renowned faculty include two University Distinguished Professors, a Regents Professor, three Endowed Professors, and a Senior Fellow of the Institute for Photographic Research at the Center for Creative Photography
  • The School of Art MFA program in Photography ranked 4th and MFA program in Studio Art 22nd (out of 220 public universities) by US News & World Report
  • 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 11 international tours in the last 14 years.
  • The Schools of Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre Arts are recent recipients of the UA Provosts 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 and Media Arts libraries are located throughout the Fine Arts complex.

Contact Information

1017 N Olive Rd
Music Bldg, Rm 111
Tucson, Arizona
United States
Phone: (520) 621-1778
Fax: (520) 621-1307