Creativity. Collaboration. Transformation.
Welcome to the Kathrine G. McGovern 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 Kathrine G. McGovern 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 Kathrine G. McGovern 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...
Spring/Summer 2019 Calendar
Gifts pay for scholarships, professorships and state-of-the-art facilities.
Project Row Houses founder selected as one of eight artists to represent state.
UH system celebrates 50 years of public art with ambitious new temporary art program and Texas-sized commission.
UH Celebrates Kathrine G. McGovern's $20 Million Gift, Eponymous College of the Arts with VIP Dinner
Namesake makes history as the University's first-ever alum and woman to have a college named in her honor.
Jessica Jones honored at 61st annual Grammy Awards.
Alejandro Basulto reimagines Will Kemp dancing through Latin America for commissioned recording.
“I love creating simply for the sake of creating. Dancing can happen anywhere and can be anything.”
The collaborative mural represents the best of Houston.