Arts and Culture

Aspiring students in the Frost School of Music learn to perform in multiple genres and styles and incorporate music technology and music business skills in all areas of study.
Art students create and exhibit their work in the community and have access to contemporary and classic masterpieces at the Lowe Art Museum, UM's Wynwood Gallery, Perez Art Museum, Art Basel Miami and more.
Department of Theatre Arts productions at the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre offer undergraduate students with outstanding opportunities to act, sing, and dance and learn the art of stagecraft.
Cinematic arts programs at the University of Miami prepare a new generation of innovators, storytellers and leaders in the field of cinema and interactive design.

Located in one of the most artistic and adventurous cities in the world, the University of Miami celebrates creativity and originality through 50 internationally acclaimed degree programs in art and art history, cinema, interactive media, music, arts presenting, theatre, and more. Our ambitious arts students have unparalleled opportunities to study and showcase their brilliance in gleaming galleries, beautiful performance venues, flexible theatrical spaces, technologically advanced labs, lecture halls, and libraries.  Explore our unrivaled arts degree offerings below and schedule a campus visit today!

For information about upcoming arts and culture events, visit UM Presents or the UM Arts and Culture Event Calendar, or connect with UM Arts and Culture News.

Arts Degrees

Pursue your artistic and academic passions to the highest levels at the University of Miami. Focus your creative career aspirations under the guidance of award-winning faculty. Choose from a vast array of energizing visual art, cinema, music, theatre, and humanities degree programs while networking with a diverse group of top students from around the world.

Arts Events

Discover how art, music, theatre and film explode at the University of Miami. Attend premieres at the Frost School of Music, drama at the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, art exhibitions at the Lowe Art Museum, film screenings at the Bill Cosford Cinema, and lectures galore. Visit UM Presents or individual venues below for more information. Enjoy over 500 events each year in fabulous venues!

Arts News

Learn how arts students at the University of Miami are driving innovation through their imaginative explorations. Delve into how UM arts students, faculties and alumni are helping others to see the world from different perspectives and addressing social concerns through the visual arts, interactive media, music, drama, and cinematic works that reach global audiences

Art and Design

Flourish in the visual arts through outstanding University of Miami degree programs such as ceramics, glass, sculpture, painting, drawing, graphic design, art history, printmaking, multimedia, and photography. Study with an esteemed faculty of highly regarded professional artists and art historians and develop the motivation, expertise and individuality to succeed.


Study the communication arts in an invigorating environment at the UM School of Communication where the learning experience is permeated with the multicultural and global realities of the contemporary world. Choose from eight undergraduate majors ranging from electronic media to motion pictures or thrive in our outstanding graduate programs.


Build yourself at the Frost School of Music, a high-energy artistic innovation hub where you can mature into a confident music professional, prepared to succeed in any facet of the industry. Through real-world performance experiences and over 20 distinctive degree programs, there is no better place to deepen your musical artistry and develop a rewarding life and career in music.


Audition for a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts, or apply for the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts liberal arts degree, and immerse yourself in a vibrant range of repertoire, both in the classroom and during our production season. Prepare for a countless number of careers in the theatrical world. Connect with others who love to express themselves on and off the stage!


Develop philosophical and critical thinking skills through a variety of undergraduate and graduate humanities majors offered through the University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences. Participate in engaging lectures and events at the Center for Humanities, dedicated to providing mutual understanding among groups and cultures, supporting research in the humanities, and enriching the intellectual culture of the University and community.


The libraries of the University of Miami rank among the top research libraries in North America with a combined collection of over 3.6 million volumes, with 95,600 current electronic and print serials. The libraries are located on the Coral Gables, Rosenstiel, and Medical campuses. The libraries host numerous arts-related events and exhibitions and special collections librarians are a tremendous resource for students and researchers.