College of Fine Arts

Creating truth and beauty.

Within the College of Fine Arts, you’ll find a community dedicated to the study and advancement of creative disciplines. We deepen our understanding of humanity through captivating moments onstage and new discoveries in visual artifacts. We engage with diverse cultures, audiences and new technologies through lectures, exhibitions and hundreds of performances each year. Whether you aspire to become a professional artist, fine arts educator, performer or scholar, you’ll thrive under our close mentorship and commitment to innovative work.

Student performs 3D scan of a sculpture.

Department of Art and Art History

Explore new theories and refine your technique through programs in art history, studio art, design and art education. Develop an artistic, design, teaching or scholarly practice and become an adept thinker in visual arts.

Student playing instrument in orchestra.

Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music

Develop your musicianship and train as a performer, teacher, composer or scholar with a wide array of noteworthy ensembles and an exceptional music faculty.

Dance students practicing in studio.

Department of Theatre and Dance

Pursue your passion in a world-class educational environment that serves as the ultimate creative incubator for the next generation of artists, thinkers and leaders in theatre and performance.

Digital Demo Day

School of Design and Creative Technologies

Gain hands-on experience with real-world companies in a environment focused on educating students for creative professions needed now and in the future. Learn valuable problem-solving skills to prepare the next generation of creatives in the business, entertainment, nonprofit and government world.

Twelfth Night performance

Texas Performing Arts

Each year, Texas Performing Arts offers a diverse season of music, theatre, dance and conversation while remaining committed to serving the academic mission of the College of Fine Arts by supporting the work of students, faculty and staff.

Visitors surround Louise Bourgeois' sculpture "Eyes."

Landmarks Public Art Program

The Landmarks Public Art Program was launched in 2008 with the purpose of developing a cohesive collection of public art from a curatorial perspective. Today its projects beautify campus, engaging visitors and the community.