University of Connecticut

A Message from the Dean

Welcome to UConn’s School of Fine Arts!

We offer our students the best of two worlds, the conservatory and the university: they benefit from professional arts training under the guidance of a renowned visual-arts and performing-arts faculty and from the unparalleled academic education offered by a leading national research faculty.

The School of Fine Arts encompasses four academic departments: Art and Art History, Digital Media and Design, Dramatic Arts, and Music. All of these departments offer degrees at the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as a variety of certificates and enrichment programs. We emphasize creative and academic achievement, professional readiness, and diverse and international perspectives on the arts. UConn provides many opportunities for students  to engage in creative and scholarly research through grant-funded programs. In addition, our Education Abroad programs in London, England, and Florence, Italy, and our continued collaborations with the Dublin Institute of Technology, provide unique opportunities to study and create art on a world stage and perform for international audiences.

In addition, the School of Fine Arts offers a full calendar of performances and exhibits. The William Benton Museum of Art, the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, the Contemporary Art Galleries, the Connecticut Repertory Theatre, and the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry bring the arts to UConn and partner with our academic programs. From Audra McDonald to the Moscow Festival Ballet, the Elias String Quartet to  The Laramie Project, Bread & Puppet Theater to the art of Vietnam War protest, the arts are a vibrant part of campus life and the education of all students at UConn.

This website provides a unique glimpse of the arts at the University of Connecticut. We invite you to join us!

Anne D’Alleva, Dean
School of Fine Arts

 

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