- In January 2019, the University of Arizona named Andrew Schulz, dean of the College of Fine Arts, the inaugural vce president for the arts. Investing in the Arts.
Arizona Arts became the newest division at the University of Arizona on July 1, 2019, creating a unified gateway to the unique visual and performing arts assets, experiences, and educational programs on campus.
Arizona Arts brings together the highly regarded academic programs in the College of Fine Arts — the schools
of dance, art, music; and theatre, film & television — together with the University’s world-class arts presenting and engagement units, including the Arizona Arts Live, Center for Creative Photography, the University of Arizona Museum of Art, and Arizona Arts in Schools, who provide K-12 programs.
- The University of Arizona’s arts and humanities programs rank No. 10 among public universities and No. 26 among all U.S. institutions in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject (Oct. 2020). Read more.
- The School of Art MFA program in Photography ranked 3rd in the nation among graduate schools, according to the most recent rankings in U.S. News & World Report‘s Best Graduate Programs (March 2020). The School’s MFA program jumped from 55th to 32nd nationally in the same ranking (15th among public universities).
- The School of Theatre, Film & Television was ranked No. 20 among U.S. film schools by The Wrap’s “Top 50 Film Schools” and the theatre arts program was ranked No. 33 out of 306 nationwide by College Factual.
- The School of Art’s Illustration + Design program was ranked No. 9 nationally for public universities in a 2020 ranking from Animation Career Review, which considered nearly 150 institutions. Arizona ranked in the top 25 percent of all programs nationally.
- The School of Dance ranked No. 9 overall and No. 2 among public universities in the 2018-19 rankings from OnStage. The School of Theatre, Film & Television’s musical theatre program finished No. 15 overall (No. 5 among public universities), and the theatre design and technology program placed at No. 16 overall (No. 8 amount public university).
- Renowned faculty include University Distinguished Professors, Regents Professors, Endowed Chairs & Professors, and a University Distinguished Outreach Professor.
- Individual performing ensembles in the Schools of Dance, Fred Fox School of Music and Theatre Arts have received invitations to performance at national and international venues.
- The College of Fine Arts maintains an extensive network of professional internship opportunities.
- Our alumni work as artists, designers, musicians, dancers, choreographers, arts administrators, historians and educators throughout the visual and performing arts industries.
- The Fred Fox School of Music is an “All Steinway School” from practice rooms to recital halls.
- Campus art exhibition spaces include:
- The Visual Arts Graduate Research Laboratory that contains private studios for graduate art students, a digital print facility, wood & metal fabrication studios, an art gallery, and the Book Art & Letterpress Lab.
- Outstanding performance and academic facilities include:
- the 200-seat Alice Y. Holsclaw Recital Hall that features 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
- Fine arts, music, and film and television libraries are located throughout the Fine Arts complex