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Practice arts where arts are practiced.

Discovery lies at the heart of our enterprise. Our faculty collaborate across disciplinary boundaries, catalyze creativity in the classroom, cultivate artistic excellence in the studio, illuminate in their writings how art makes meaning, and contribute to the cultural vitality of our world. Arts faculty, with the active participation of our graduate and undergraduate students, continuously expand the frontiers of knowledge through their creative productions and scholarly research. Nationally and internationally acclaimed, our award-winning faculty also collaborate with local and regional artists and cultural organizations, helping to make Seattle a place where the arts are widely practiced. With over a hundred distinguished artists and scholars, the Arts’ faculty possesses a remarkable range of expertise, connections, and experiences, collectively offering students exceptional access to the breadth, depth, and dynamism of the arts.

Highlighted Faculty


Ted Poor


Sonal Khullar


Mark Zirpel


Juan Pampin


Huck Hodge


Doug Jeck


Cristina Valdés


Claire Kenney

500 Years of Innovation

Leonardo DaVinci’s legacy continues to draw interest at the intersection of art and science.

UW College of Arts & Sciences News

Faculty/staff honors: Awards in architecture education, biomaterials research; nursing, cloud computing fellowships; and drama leader named among most Seattle’s most influential

School of Drama Professor Valerie Curtis-Newton is featured in this round-up of UW faculty who've recently won honors and awards.

UW News

ArtsUW Roundup: a Valentine’s Day concert with Mark and Maggie O’Connor, Money can’t buy you HYGGE Presented by Kristian Næsby, and more

This week at UW, see art ranging in topics from Valentine's Day to jazz, both on and off-campus.

UW News

Our Stories


Meet the Professional Actor Training Program Class of


If HBO Is Reading This, Jean Smart Has Plenty of


Announcing the New Department Chair: Christina Sunardi

Upcoming Events

UW Voice Student

Feb. 25, 2020

Voice Division Recital

Students of Thomas Harper, Kari Ragan, and Cyndia Sieden perform art songs and arias from France, Germany, Italy, and beyond in this “happy hour”…

Brechemin Auditorium More Info
Photo of the School of Art Building

Feb. 25, 2020

3D4M Open House

This event is free and open to all. Please RSVP to help us estimate attendance. Join us for the 3D4M Open House! Explore the facilities of our 3D4M…

Ceramic And Metal Arts Building (CMA) More Info Learn More


Music of Today: DXARTS, Until Spring

Feb. 25, 2020

Music of Today: DXARTS: Winter Listening

The Center for Digital Art and Experimental Media and the School of Music present a program of holographic sound works.

Meany Hall—Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater More Info