University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts

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University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts
DeanMark Shanda
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The College of Fine Arts is composed of four academic units: the School of Art and Visual Studies, the Department of Arts Administration, the School of Music, and the Department of Theatre and Dance. The Singletary Center for the Arts, the college's performing arts facility, supports the School of Music. The University of Kentucky Art Museum has a collection of more than 4,500 objects.

The college's administrative offices are located in Fine Arts Building, and also has facilities in the Singletary Center for the Arts, the Schmidt Vocal Arts Center and the Art and Visual Studies Building.

Departments and degree programs[edit]

Art & Visual Studies
  • BA in Art Education
  • BA in Art History and Visual Studies
  • BA in Art Studio
  • BFA in Art Studio
  • BS in Digital Media and Design
  • MA in Art History and Visual Studies
  • MA in Art Education
  • MFA in Art Studio
  • MFA in Curatorial Studies


  • BM in Music Education
  • BM in Performance
  • BA in Music


  • MA in Musicology & Ethnomusicology
  • MA in Music Theory
  • MM in Music Therapy
  • MM in Composition
  • MM in Performance
  • MM in Conducting
  • MM in Sacred Music
  • MM in Music Education
  • PhD in Musicology & Ethnomusicology
  • PhD in Music Education
  • PhD in Music Theory
  • DMA in Conducting
  • DMA in Performance
  • DMA in Composition
  • Certificate in Music Theory Pedagogy
  • Graduate Certificate in Orff Schulwerk
Theatre & Dance
  • BA in Theatre
  • BA in Dance
  • Musical Theatre Certificate
Arts Administration
  • BA in Arts Administration
  • MA in Arts Administration
  • Art History
  • Art Studio
  • Digital Media and Design
  • Photography
  • Visual Studies
  • Music Theory and History
  • Music Performance (audition required)
  • Theatre
  • Dance
  • Interdisciplinary Minor in the Arts

Deans of the college[edit]

  1. J. Robert Wills, 1978-1982
  2. Richard Domek, 1982-1992
  3. Rhoda-Gale Pollack, 1992-1998
  4. Robert Shay, 1998-2010
  5. Michael S. Tick, 2010–2016
  6. David Sogin (Interim) 2016-2017
  7. Mark Shanda, 2017-present


Coordinates: 38°02′13″N 84°30′07″W / 38.036994°N 84.501885°W / 38.036994; -84.501885