Regardless of your area of interest, you probably know UNC arts graduates. If you have seen a Broadway musical or a national tour, listened to professional concerts of your favorite music, visited an art museum, taken in a movie, or just watched your TV at home, you will have witnessed the UNC Arts in action. If you have participated in public school music, drama or art classes, chances are your teacher earned an arts degree from UNC; we prepare more public school arts teachers than any university in the region. The University of Northern Colorado is known throughout the United States and abroad as a significant place to study the arts.
The College of Performing and Visual Arts, a comprehensive college, is comprised of three entities: the School of Music, the School of Art and Design, and the School of Theatre Arts and Dance. Today, the College consists of a dedicated and talented faculty and staff of more than 90 professionals, currently serving nearly 1300 arts students—more than 10% of UNC’s total student population.
Our students have inspiring and transforming experiences in an environment that includes advanced technology laboratories, contemporary dance studios, traditional and experimental theatre spaces, unparalleled music resources, and studios in the diverse disciplines of the visual arts. The College combines the best of the time-honored academy tradition, and the most current and prescient ideas in the arts with the liberal arts education of a major university.
The UNC College of Performing and Visual Arts maintains an annual calendar of more than 250 events. These cultural activities are open to the public, and members of surrounding communities are invited to share in the excellent offerings of music, theatre, dance, and visual arts. Events include recitals, concerts, operas, musicals, plays, exhibitions, festivals, symposia, workshops, clinics, and guest artist performances. Won’t you join us?