The College of Performing and Visual Arts is like no other such college in the State of Colorado. We are a vibrant arts community of practitioners, scholars, and learners representing a range of arts traditions and disciplines. The College is devoted to helping students prepare for careers in the arts. At UNC, the arts are core to who we are. The College has the facilities and advanced technology, the faculty and staff, and the experience to provide serious students with an engaging education in the arts. In our College, students encounter outstanding and recognized arts practitioners, arts historians, arts educators, and arts administrators. We are an energetic arts community. Our faculty, staff, and students collaborate and advance the practice of the arts in a dynamic and highly supportive environment. The members of the arts community at UNC are passionate about what we do, and we focus that enthusiasm in a way that provides a demanding learning and artistic environment for all our students. While we are meticulous about providing a rigorous education for our students, we are also conscientious about supporting students in their exploration of new and innovative arts forms and expressions. Our alumni are a testament to the quality arts education opportunities found within the College and their successes are models for those who will be joining our community of artists and arts scholars. The College of Performing and Visual Arts is an important part of the cultural community of Northern Colorado and our faculty, staff, students, and alumni are actively involved in cultural and arts organizations and schools in the region and beyond. I encourage you to visit our campus, explore our website, to meet our faculty and staff, and to experience one of our arts events. At the College of Performing and Visual Arts students, faculty, and staff are dedicated to their arts disciplines. Our programs of study are designed to be challenging and relevant. I invite you to follow your interests, to follow your artistic and academic path at the College of Performing and Visual Arts at the University of Northern Colorado.