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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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2 days ago
Arizona Arts

In the spring of 2020, a talented group of MFA graduates lost the opportunity to display their artworks in a physical gallery due to the pandemic. Today we begin to run it back with the 2020 MFA Thesis Alumni Exhibition.

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The University of Arizona School of Art, University of Arizona Museum of Art and Center for Creative Photography are co-hosting exhibition, displaying the artwork in four galleries.

FEATURING ARTISTS: Erin DiGiovanni, Zach Gotschalk (works pictured), Mijoung Kim, Marisa Lewon, Dorsey Kaufmann, Martin Krafft, Elena Makansi, Leah Netsky, Jared Robison, Marina Shaltout, Kaitlyn Jo Smith, Alex Turner, Kenzie Wells.

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In the spring of 2020, a talented group of MFA graduates lost the opportunity to display their artworks in a physical gallery due to the pandemic. Today we begin to run it back with the 2020 MFA Thesis Alumni Exhibition. 

https://azart.fyi/2020MFAAlumni

The University of Arizona School of Art, University of Arizona Museum of Art and Center for Creative Photography are co-hosting exhibition, displaying the artwork in four galleries. 

FEATURING ARTISTS: Erin DiGiovanni, Zach Gotschalk (works pictured), Mijoung Kim, Marisa Lewon, Dorsey Kaufmann, Martin Krafft, Elena Makansi, Leah Netsky, Jared Robison, Marina Shaltout, Kaitlyn Jo Smith, Alex Turner, Kenzie Wells.

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3 days ago
Arizona Arts

Faye Ruiz's senior thesis film from "I Dream in Widescreen 2020" has been acquired for national distribution by Kino Lorber and DEDZA FILMS, who are featuring the works of nine emerging filmmakers from underrepresented communities worldwide.

The screenings begin today.
azart.fyi/FayeRuizFilm

“Dedza is committed to changing the landscape for emerging, underrepresented filmmakers and I’m elated to be a part of their first collection of short films and honored to have my film chosen to play on such a wide platform,” said Ruiz. “I’m grateful to The University of Arizona and the UA School of Theatre, Film & Television for providing me with the filmmaking resources and faculty mentorship to bring ‘The Lights Are On, No One’s Home’ to life and out into the world.”

Written and directed by Faye Ruiz
Produced by Ramani Menjugas
Cinematography by Martin Somoza and Zach Lovvorn
Starring Faye Ruiz and Adriana Acedo Campillo

All TFTV students or graduates.
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Faye Ruizs senior thesis film from I Dream in Widescreen 2020 has been acquired for national distribution by Kino Lorber and DEDZA FILMS, who are featuring the works of nine emerging filmmakers from underrepresented communities worldwide. 

The screenings begin today.
https://azart.fyi/FayeRuizFilm

“Dedza is committed to changing the landscape for emerging, underrepresented filmmakers and I’m elated to be a part of their first collection of short films and honored to have my film chosen to play on such a wide platform,” said Ruiz. “I’m grateful to The University of Arizona and the UA School of Theatre, Film & Television for providing me with the filmmaking resources and faculty mentorship to bring ‘The Lights Are On, No One’s Home’ to life and out into the world.”

Written and directed by Faye Ruiz
Produced by Ramani Menjugas 
Cinematography by Martin Somoza and Zach Lovvorn
Starring Faye Ruiz and Adriana Acedo Campillo

All TFTV students or graduates.
The University of Arizona Alumni Association
5 days ago
Arizona Arts

Andres Hernandez is one of the many talented artists featured in the University of Arizona School of Art 2021 BFA illustration and Design Capstone Show. His thesis project was rebranding the National History Museum at Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City.

"This museum is one of my favorite places to visit while in Mexico City,” said Andrés. 'I decided to make it my thesis project because it would combine my love for design, art, my heritage, and history all in one project."

For more on Andrés, other artists and show, please visit bfacapstone.art.arizona.edu.

@uarizonaschoolofart | @andresadamehernandez
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Andres Hernandez is one of the many talented artists featured in the University of Arizona School of Art 2021 BFA illustration and Design Capstone Show. His thesis project was rebranding the National History Museum at Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City.

This museum is one of my favorite places to visit while in Mexico City,” said Andrés. I decided to make it my thesis project because it would combine my love for design, art, my heritage, and history all in one project.

For more on Andrés, other artists and show, please visit bfacapstone.art.arizona.edu.

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