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Arts at UNC

The College of Performing and Visual Arts (PVA) is devoted to turning passion and aptitude into professional skills that prepare students for meaningful careers in the arts. We provide a comprehensive arts education, with dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and staff collaborating with students on a variety of experiential and entrepreneurial opportunities. Our student population of nearly 1,000 students makes our college a vibrant place to learn and grow as an artist—we prioritize excellence, foster supportive community, cultivate creative exploration, and embrace diversity. With our busy roster of arts events open to the public each year, PVA is a cultural hub of UNC that celebrates creativity with the university, local community, surrounding region and wider arts world.

Season Brochure & Arts ID Magazine

2023-24 UNC Arts Season Brochure

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Three Distinct Schools

Learn how you can explore various arts forms, get hands-on experience and training from expert faculty, be a part of a supportive community, and grow into your artistic identity in each of our 3  unique Schools!





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Go on a virtual tour to see our performances spaces, art studios, galleries, recording studios, computer and music production labs, and music library.


Choose from our variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in visual arts, music, theatre, and dance!

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Current student Jolie Gonzalez Masmela accepted to Chilean conducting workshop

October 2023

Doctoral conducting student Jolie Gonzalez Masmela was accepted into HUB for Women Conductors in Chile. She will have the opportunity to conduct the Orchestra Municipal de Santiago de Chile and become part of the Women's Orchestra Hub Network.

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Art Ed Alum Kelly Beach named Art Educator of the Year

October 2023

Kelly Beach, a 2006 UNC School of Art and Design Art Education graduate will be named the 2023 Art Educator of the Year at the upcoming Colorado Art Education Association (CAEA) conference! Mr. Beach is the art teacher at Rodger Quist Middle School in District 27J Schools.

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Christy O'Connell-Black named Community Contributor of the Year

September 2023

School of Theatre Arts and Dance faculty member Christy O'Connell-Black has been named Community Contributor of the Year by Colorado State Thespians and was honored at the Colorado State Thespian Educator Conference earlier this fall.

UC Health

2023-2024 Premier Season Sponsor

The College of Performing and Visual Arts at UNC gratefully acknowledges UCHealth as our Premier Season Sponsor and the official hospital system of the Arts at UNC. UCHealth’s sponsorship funding goes directly to support our students financially, which in turn helps them to become more successful in their pursuit of artistic distinction.

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