Creativity. Collaboration. Transformation.
Welcome to the College of the Arts at the University of Houston, a dynamic powerhouse of creativity and collaboration in one of America’s most culturally diverse cities. Bringing together the performing and visual arts entities at the University of Houston, the College of the Arts firmly believes in the transformative power of the arts and their ability to positively shape the world. Our award-winning, internationally distinguished faculty provides top-quality instruction to the talented, emerging young artists and educators from our schools and programs. The College of the Arts is working to enrich and empower our students, community, and the world.
Facts & Figures
- 24,135 Number of Tickets Issued (2015-2016)
- 1,942 Total Number of Seats within the College Performance Venues
- 6 Major Performing and Visual Arts Venues
- 150+ Faculty Members
- 1,500+ Students
From the Dean...
All of us are aware of the importance of arts education in our modern, global society. The City of Houston—America’s modern, global city for the twenty-first century—is home to world-class institutions at the highest level of each of the visual and performing arts. These are institutions that make vital contributions to our thriving regional economy as well as, perhaps even more importantly, to the culture of our city and to the health of our democracy at large.more from the dean...
For the 2016 Houston Urban Experience Mural Fest, Tyler Kay painted from daybreak to dusk.
Nicole Zimmerer discusses the family dynamics that inspired her darkly comedic play “Thicker Than Honey.”
Texas Educational Theatre Association awarded Jackie deMontmollin for her contributions to theatre education.
An international partnership will send UH and French graduate students in search of inspiration to Marfa, Texas.
UH celebrates its sixth consecutive win with the imaginative production of “Anna Karenina” directed by Buck Ross.
Dr. Judith Steinhoff explores the representation and performance of grief in Italian Gothic painting.
Dr. Sandra Zalman was recognized for her book that investigates the reception and impact of Surrealism in the U.S.
Dr. Rex Koontz discusses Houston’s evolution into “a premier center for contemporary Latin American art.”