Creativity Unbound

The School of the Arts offers 15 bachelor's and graduate degrees in art, music, theatre and dance, and presents inspiring, thought-provoking, world-class visual and performing arts events year-round.

New computational linguistics degree preps students for a growing industry

Interdisciplinary undergraduate program combines world languages, linguistics and computer science.

Learn about the new computational linguistics degree

Support the Larry Engstrom Endowment for the Advancement of Jazz

In honor of the retirement of Dr. Larry Engstrom, the College of Liberal Arts and School of the Arts have established the Larry Engstrom Endowment for the Advancement of Jazz which will further the strong jazz tradition he built at the University during his 34-year career.

Series | Festivals | Camps | Events

Signature events invite world-class art, music, theatre and dance performers, instruct exceptional students and are fun for all to attend.

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 art, 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.

Members of La Mezcla posing in the House of Breaks located in San Francisco, Calif.

Tap dance, jazz, Mexican zapateado and Son Jarocho come together to tell the history of the female experience during the 1940’s Zoot Suit Riots

Pachuquísmo, created and performed by polyrhythmic dance and music ensemble, La Mezcla, will premier in Reno on Dec. 8

Dancers performing on stage and doing handstands.

The Fall Dance Festival returns to the University of Nevada, Reno

Dancers from the Department of Theatre and Dance captivate the audience with multiple performances

The winning sticker design by Ana Perez-McKay as part of the School of the Arts Fall 2022 Sticker Contest.

Ana Perez-McKay wins the Fall 2022 School of the Arts Sticker Contest

Submissions are now open for the Spring 2023 contest