Message from Dean Interim Dean Frogley

Welcome to UConn’s School of Fine Arts!

We offer our students the best of two worlds, combining professional arts training with the unparalleled academic opportunities offered by a leading national research university. 

All four of our academic departments –  Art and Art HistoryDigital Media and DesignDramatic Arts, and Music – offer degrees at the graduate and undergraduate levels, graduate certificates, and enrichment programs. We emphasize creative and academic achievement, innovative interdisciplinarity, career readiness, and diverse and global perspectives on the arts.

At the School of Fine Arts we strive every day to create an environment that is truly diverse and welcoming of all students, faculty, staff, and community members. The arts thrive when they are both fully inclusive and also fully collaborative. We work closely with the University’s cultural centers and cultural studies programs to create courses and develop programming.

In fact, the School of Fine Arts offers a full calendar of performances and exhibitions to enrich cultural life on campus and in the region. The William Benton Museum of Artthe Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, the Contemporary Art Galleriesthe Connecticut Repertory Theatre, von der Mehden Recital Hall, and the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry bring the arts to UConn and partner with our academic programs on innovative education initiatives.

Moreover, every UConn student is a School of Fine Arts student. During their time at UConn, all students can experience the arts – whether taking a General Education course, completing a Minor, playing in an ensemble, or attending performances and exhibitions.

We invite you to join us!

Alain Frogley, Inerim Dean

The School of Fine Arts acknowledges that the land on which we gather is the territory of the Mohegan, Mashantucket Pequot, Eastern Pequot, Schaghticoke, Golden Hill Paugussett, Nipmuc, and Lenape Peoples, who have stewarded this land throughout the generations.  We thank them for their strength and resilience in protecting this land, and aspire to uphold our responsibilities according to their example.