School of the Arts

Imagine. Create. Inspire.

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

Experience the Arts

The School of the Arts also presents the Performing Arts Series, Reno Jazz Festival and Lake Tahoe Music Camp as well as world-class visual art exhibitions, musical performances, theatre productions, dance concerts and public arts events presented by the departments of Art, Music, and Theatre and Dance.

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Foundation for artistic disciplines

The school’s degree programs in visual arts, music, theatre and dance provide a strong foundation in a range of artistic disciplines, enabling students to contribute as artists, educators and scholars at the local level and beyond.

Departments and Programs

News about the visual and performing arts

Get the latest news about the School's arts events, highlights and opportunities.

Two Reno Jazz Festival musicians perform on stage.

Call for Volunteers for the 2020 Reno Jazz Festival, April 23-25

More than 100 volunteers needed to help to transform campus into a jazz hub

Musical artist Martha Redbone and her six-piece band perform Roots Project.

Award-winning musician Martha Redbone to perform at the University

The compelling voice in American roots music performs for audiences of all ages

Kara Savant’s artwork, It Takes a Village (2019), is an open mailbox on a wooden church-like background with a yellow waxy yellow jacket nest attached to the ceiling of the mailbox, green felt lining the bottom with a fake yellow jacket sitting on it, and a checkered flag up, indicating mail ready to be taken.

School of the Arts celebrates ‘Connections,’ brings artwork to airport terminal

Student, faculty and alumni art exhibition on display in Reno-Tahoe International Airport’s Terminal C until April 20