Imagine. Create. Inspire.

The School of the Arts offers 15 bachelor's and graduate degrees through three academic programs and presents inspiring, thought-provoking, world-class visual and performing arts events year-round.

Spring 2021 student exhibitions

Check out student art exhibitions
Art in frames on museum exhibition wall

Series | Festivals | Camps | Events

Signature events invite world-class performers, instruct exceptional students and are fun for all to listen.

Reno Jazz Festival The Reno Jazz Festival hosts jazz students, instructors, performers and fans to play, listen and learn at a three-day festival each spring.
Three men play guitar, bass and drums inside a rehearsal room
Performing Arts Series The School of the Arts hosts the signature Performing Arts Series each season with an incredible lineup of guest artists from all over the world.
Two women play a violin and a cello on stage during a performance
Lake Tahoe Music Camp Lake Tahoe Music Camp offers concert bands, jazz bands, chamber ensembles, music classes and its own private beach on Lake Tahoe for middle and high school students.
Young students playing percussion instruments outside

Foundation for artistic disciplines

The School’s degree programs in visual arts, music, theatre and dance prepare students to contribute as artists, educators and scholars.

News about the visual and performing arts

Get the latest news about School of the Arts events, highlights and opportunities.

Senior Scarlett Boling sits on steps smiling for graduation pictures

College of Liberal Arts graduating senior Scarlett Boling continues her education at California College of the Arts

Boling will begin a double master’s program on department scholarship

Dancer in fuzzy, hairy costume poses for dance performance

A Home We Never Expected

Dance alumna reflects on what home means as it relates to dance experiences in her life

Student musicians sit socially-distanced in band room and record song with conductor

Nevada Wind Ensemble records first-ever large-scale recording in state-of-the-art facility

Professional recording studio in new University Arts Building finally used to full potential for modern, classical-style recording project