The mission of the School of Arts and Letters is to provide a quality learning environment for students from our service area and beyond.
Our undergraduate programs focus on close personal attention for each of our students from a well qualified arts faculty in modern facilities. Our goal is to provide area schools with thoroughly trained teachers in the arts as well as provide students intent on a professional career excellent opportunities to develop creative processes and techniques. Further, our mission is to provide the region quality visual and performance experiences through numerous outreach programs.
Liberal Arts Degree Programs
An Individualized Degree Program is available for students whose plans and needs appear to differ from all established degree programs.
For more information, or to schedule a visit, contact:
Spotlight on Success
Artist in Residence Program
The School of Arts and Letters hosts artists in a variety of Fine and Performing Arts media with the generous support of the Imagine Arts Endowment. Residencies range from an afternoon to an entire semester, and engage students, area school children and teachers and community members in workshops, exhibitions, performances and recitals.
If you are interested in becoming an Artist in Residence, contact:
Berry Fine & Performing Arts Center on the main campus of URG. The center features the 400-seat capicity Alphus R. Christensen Theater, a black-box theater for experimental and small-group performances, and numerous sound-proof practice rooms.
The Center houses a Steinway concert grand piano, studio pianos, harpsichords, electric organs, Orff instruments and woodwind and brass instruments, sound-proof practice modules, multi-purpose classrooms, rehearsal areas, a Mac computer lab, a studio theatre, and a photography lab. Students also have access to a recording lab enabling them to learn how to produce professional recordings.
Faculty & Staff
The School Arts and Letters is located in Berry Fine & Performing Arts Center and Wood Hall on the University of Rio Grande & Rio Grande Community College campus.
Business hours: 8-5 Monday – Friday
For more information contact:
Berry Fine & Performing Arts Center
Berry Fine & Performing Arts Center at the University of Rio Grande & Rio Grande Community College
Wood Hall at the University of Rio Grande & Rio Grande Community College