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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

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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.

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KGMCA Spring/Summer 2018 Calendar


  • Remembering a Legend

    Associate Professor Lawrence Wheeler presents a special recital honoring Fredell Lack on her birthday, February 19.

  • Please Mind the GAP

    University of Houston Graphic Alumni Partnership pays it forward to tomorrow’s designers.

  • The Power of Expression

    Theatre student Muhammad Khaerisman wants to create art that enables people to talk to one another.

  • Strings Attached

    Moores School of Music partners with the Houston Youth Symphony to offer a hands-on internship to music education students.