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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 & BA Live & Immersive Arts do not require additional applications).

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

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 and Animation; and Photography, Video and Imaging)
  • 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

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Deanna Fitzgerald Vice Dean, Fine Arts | Professor, School of Theatre, Film and Television
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Matt Denney Coordinator, Recruiting
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Lindsay Clark Coordinator, Student Success
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Ms. Norma Ayon Associate Director, Advising
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Karin Nolan Associate Professor of Practice | Associate Professor of Practice, Music
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Arizona Arts

Jeehey Kim, assistant professor of art history at The University of Arizona School of Art, and Yuanyuan (Kay) He, assistant professor at The University of Arizona School of Music, will receive their “Early Career Scholar Awards” from the university on Feb. 28 at Crowder Hall.

This award recognizes early-career faculty members at the forefront of their disciplines for highly valued contributions to teaching, creative activity, and service. The award includes a $5,000 prize.

Kim created a symposium series centered on the history and practice of photography in Korea, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. He created the immersive, multimedia project StellarScape and the annual TURN UP Multimedia Festival.

Congrats to these outstanding Arizona Arts faculty! 👏
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Jeehey Kim, assistant professor of art history at The University of Arizona School of Art, and Yuanyuan (Kay) He, assistant professor at The University of Arizona School of Music, will receive their “Early Career Scholar Awards” from the university on Feb. 28 at Crowder Hall. 

This award recognizes early-career faculty members at the forefront of their disciplines for highly valued contributions to teaching, creative activity, and service. The award includes a $5,000 prize.

Kim created a symposium series centered on the history and practice of photography in Korea, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. He created the immersive, multimedia project StellarScape and the annual TURN UP Multimedia Festival.

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Arizona Arts

The renovated Marroney Theatre reopens this week with the debut of Sweeney Todd by UA School of Theatre, Film & Television, celebrating the newly christened stage named in honor of one of our most beloved alumni, actor Craig T. Nelson.

The theatre has new seating, state-of-the-art screening equipment, and a sound system. These updates will allow the venue to double as one of the most technologically advanced film screening rooms in Tucson. Plus, there are upgrades to the east entry, lobby, box office, and restrooms.

“The reopening of the Marroney Theatre marks an important milestone for the Arizona Arts Master Plan,” said Andrew Schulz, vice president for the arts. “We have upgraded a space used by generations of theatre students and soon by our film students as well.

All of this was made possible thanks to the generosity of private donors as well as university leadership who provided critical matching funds.

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The renovated Marroney Theatre reopens this week with the debut of Sweeney Todd by UA School of Theatre, Film & Television, celebrating the newly christened stage named in honor of one of our most beloved alumni, actor Craig T. Nelson. 

The theatre has new seating, state-of-the-art screening equipment, and a sound system. These updates will allow the venue to double as one of the most technologically advanced film screening rooms in Tucson. Plus, there are upgrades to the east entry, lobby, box office, and restrooms.

“The reopening of the Marroney Theatre marks an important milestone for the Arizona Arts Master Plan,” said Andrew Schulz, vice president for the arts. “We have upgraded a space used by generations of theatre students and soon by our film students as well. 

All of this was made possible thanks to the generosity of private donors as well as university leadership who provided critical matching funds.

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Arizona Arts

We are just 4 days out from the InVisibility SALON! Join us for SALON, Student Artist Live Opportunity Night, for performances, community, and artistic expression at the Tornabene Theatre, Feb. 28, 4-6pm 🩰🎭🎶🎨🎬
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We are just 4 days out from the InVisibility SALON! Join us for SALON, Student Artist Live Opportunity Night, for performances, community, and artistic expression at the Tornabene Theatre, Feb. 28, 4-6pm 🩰🎭🎶🎨🎬
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