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The College of Fine Arts at the University of Arizona offers liberal arts (Bachelor of Arts) and professional undergraduate (Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music) degrees, through the School of Art, School of Dance, Fred Fox School of Music and School of Theatre, Film and Television.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degrees

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees are broadly constructed programs where students develop an understanding of their primary academic area, called their major. Their studies are matched by the completion of a required minor, often selected to complement the major. Applicants to the BA degrees will sometimes need to successfully complete an additional College of Fine Arts application process and be admitted to a specific major (BA Art History & BA Studio Art do not require additional applications).

  • Art History
  • Film & Television
  • Music (Emphasis: Instrumental Studies, Integrated Studies, Musicology/Ethnomusicology/Theory, Vocal Studies)
  • Studio Art
  • Theatre Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degrees

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degrees are designed for students who want to focus on specific academic, artistic, and career preparation in their arts disciplines. Applicants to the BFA degrees must successfully complete a College of Fine Arts application process and be admitted to a specific major. The application will include an audition/portfolio review process. There may be additional mandatory reviews for continuation in certain professional programs.

  • Art & Visual Culture Education (Emphasis: Teaching or Community Museums)
  • Studio Art (Emphasis: 2D, 3D & Extended Media, Illustration + Design, Photography)
  • Dance
  • Film & Television
  • Musical Theatre
  • Theatre Production (Emphasis: Design & Technology or Professional Actor Training)

Bachelor of Music (BM) Degrees

The Bachelor of Music (BM) degrees are designed for students who want to focus on specific academic, artistic, and career preparation in their arts disciplines. Applicants to the BM degrees must successfully complete a College of Fine Arts application process and be admitted to a specific major. The application will include an audition/portfolio review process.

  • Composition
  • Jazz Studies
  • Music Education
  • Performance (Instrumental or Voice)

For more specific degree information, view the School’s website.

School of Art
School of Dance
Fred Fox School of Music
School of Theatre, Film and Television

CFA Student Services

Lindsay Clark Coordinator, Recruitment
linds@email.arizona.edu
Slonaker House, Room 201
520-621-9430
Ms. Norma Ayon Assistant Director - Academic Advising
nayon@email.arizona.edu
Marshall Bldg, Room 220
520-621-1301
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Karin Nolan Assistant Professor, Fine Arts | Assistant Professor, Music
knolan@email.arizona.edu
Music Bldg, Room 159
520-621-7470
Harvill Bldg, Room 126B
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