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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.

Great Basin National Park Foundation - University of Nevada, Reno Artist-in-Residency Program

Applications are now being accepted for the inaugural Great Basin National Park Foundation – University of Nevada, Reno Artist-in-Residence Program! One artist-in-residence will be selected for a two-to-four week camping residency experience June-September, 2021. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2021.

Find out how to apply

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

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News about the visual and performing arts

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Two wood dremels, an eraser and pencil lie on top of a wood carving project.

New Artist-in-Residence Program now accepting applications

University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts partners with Great Basin National Park Foundation to offer rustic artist residency experience

Caitlin Earley photographing a Maya sculpture in a cave.

Art historian receives National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

Assistant Professor Caitlin Earley earns award to support her work on ancient Maya captives

MFA student Sogand Tabatabaei sits at a desk working on a drawing.

Iranian cultural identity explored on winning 2021 School of the Arts sticker design

M.F.A. student Sogand Tabatabaei’s artwork, Coverage, is featured