• Students perform Godspell on stage.
  • UVM Duo Retells Classic Fairy Tales with New Visuals and Music

    Patricia Julien (CAS) and Chris Caswell (CESS) showed their films with live music at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival at Middlebury College in August. Read the full story.

    Photos by Joshua Defibaugh


  • Close up of student shaping a pot on a pottery wheel.
  • Close up of a student playing a Steinway grand piano.
  • A student performs a modern dance.

Welcome to the School of the Arts

From our renowned faculty; our small classes; our inclusive, liberal-arts centered curricula; and our extensive array of opportunities for students in Vermont and well beyond; we offer a rich, student-centered environment of technical advancement, exploration within and across media, professional development, and experiential learning to prepare you for a lifetime of engagement with the arts. We look forward to seeing you in class or in the many performances, screenings, readings, exhibitions and lectures we host in the School and its programs!

Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio, Ph.D. (she/her)  — Executive Director, School of the Arts

Program in Art and Art History

Architectural details of the columns of Williams Hall

Discover and develop your own path to creative expression through our programs of study in studio art, art history, and art education.

Art and Art History →

Program in Theatre and Dance

Actors on their spots in a scene during a Godspell performance at the Royall Tyler Theatre

Theory and practice come together to provide you with a rich community in which to learn, create, and perform.

Theatre and Dance →

Program in Music

The front of Southwick Hall lit up at night showing the staircase to the entrance and the many windows of the brick building

Whether you’re interested in performance or education, our award-winning faculty will help you prepare for a lifetime in music.

Music →

Lane Series

A trio of musical performers: guitar, violin and cello.

Learn more about how one of the nation’s premier concert series enriches the cultural life of UVM and the surrounding community.

UVM Lane Series →

Fleming Museum

Grand staircase in the Fleming Museum. A white stone with a statue at the top of the landing.

Discover how Vermont’s leading museum of art and world cultures engages students and faculty in conversation, research, artmaking, and critical thinking.

Fleming Museum of Art →

Creative Writing

Several old books on a shelf

Develop marketable communication, editing, and research skills while honing your writing technique in a variety of genres.

Creative Writing →

Film and Television Studies

Shot of a subject on a set as seen through the viewer of a video camera

Become a critical media thinker and producer through courses ranging from film studies to theory, production, and screenwriting.

Film and Television Studies →

Campus Arts Events