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Arts at UNC

The College of Performing and Visual Arts is devoted to preparing students for exciting careers in the arts. We pride ourselves in the distinctive educational experience we provide, with over 90 talented faculty and staff collaborating to offer individualized support for our diverse community of students. Our student population of over 1,200 students makes our College a vibrant place to learn and grow as an artist. With our busy roster of arts events open to the public each year, the College of Performing and Visual Arts is a cultural hub of northern Colorado where students and wider community converge to create and enjoy high quality arts programming.

22-23 UNC Arts Season Brochure

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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Edward W. Hardy

Current doctoral violin student Edward W. Hardy performs at Carnegie Hall 

October 22, 2022

Hardy played new music with the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall with Jeffrey Zeigler, the Attacca Quartet, and Sandbox Percussion.

Donna Goodwin

Colorado Art Education Association awards UNC director and alumni

October/November, 2022

School of Art and Design Director Dr. Donna Goodwin was recently named CAEA Art Educator of the Year, and 2 UNC art education alumni also received CAEA honors:

  • Paulina Wilkerson: Emerging Art Educator of the Year
  • Jessi Ruby: Leadership within the Profession

Sugar Skull: A Musical Adventure

Theatre alum writes and produces  bilingual musical 

October 19, 2022

UNC grad Leah Keith's SugarSkull! A Día de Muertos Musical Adventure, a children's theater production using traditional Mexican dance and music, was recently shown at Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley.

Read an article about Sugar Skull!

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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