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.

Application Procedure

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




Phone Number

Professor of History
(740) 245-7261
(740) 245-7364
Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
(740) 245-7183
Assistant Professor of English
(740) 245-7258
Assistant Professor of English
Assistant Professor of Communication
(740) 245-7179
Assistant Professor of Communication
(740) 245-7489
Assstant Professor
(740) 245-7436
Professor of English
(740) 245-7265
Secretary to the Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
(740) 245-7182
Instructor of English
Professor of Music
(740) 245-7391
Professor of Art
(740) 245-7417
Professor of Philosophy and Humanities
(740) 245-7426
Assistant Professor of Music
(740) 245-7087
Associate Professor of Music
(740) 245-7124
Professor of History
(740) 245-7374


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

Wood Hall at the University of Rio Grande & Rio Grande Community College

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