The School of Fine Arts has five primary goals emerging directly from the Academic Plan of the University of Connecticut:
- To give undergraduate and graduate students the highest possible level of professional training in the various fields of the performing and visual arts.
- To function as a network of major arts organizations in the production of new and classical works throughout the fine and performing arts for the enrichment of the students, faculty, and staff of the University and the citizens of the State and region.
- To encourage faculty excellence in research whether it is measured by publications or by creative achievements and to thus have a significant impact on the practice of the arts nationally and internationally.
- To enrich the cultural life at the State, region, and the world through an extensive outreach program of off campus performances, exhibitions, and lectures.
- To serve as a resource center in the arts primarily for the citizens of Connecticut providing access to the latest developments in art, music, and dramatic arts as they may be applied to professional, educational, or vocational interests. As a progressive arts center, fund raising continues to be a major priority for the School, particularly as a means of increasing the School’s scholarship and fellowship support as well as support for artists in residence from the United States and foreign countries and for important and needed renovations and additions to the present Fine Arts facilities.