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The University of Florida College of Fine Arts
(CFA) is the academic unit at the University of Florida
The University of Florida is an American public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research university located on a campus in Gainesville, Florida. The university traces its historical origins to 1853, and has operated continuously on its present Gainesville campus since September 1906...
for the fine arts. In 1975, the College was officially established. The current Dean is Lucinda Lavelli
The College is composed of three schools. They are:
- The School of Art
Art is the product or process of deliberately arranging items in a way that influences and affects one or more of the senses, emotions, and intellect....
and Art History
Art history has historically been understood as the academic study of objects of art in their historical development and stylistic contexts, i.e. genre, design, format, and style...
- Director: Richard Heipp* The School of Music
Music is an art form whose medium is sound and silence. Its common elements are pitch , rhythm , dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture...
- Director: John A. Duff
- The School of Theatre
Theatre is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music or dance...
Dance is an art form that generally refers to movement of the body, usually rhythmic and to music, used as a form of expression, social interaction or presented in a spiritual or performance setting....
In addition, the college also contains:
- The Center for the Arts in Healthcare Research & Education (CAHRE)
- The Center for the Arts and Public Policy
Public policy as government action is generally the principled guide to action taken by the administrative or executive branches of the state with regard to a class of issues in a manner consistent with law and institutional customs. In general, the foundation is the pertinent national and...
- The Center for World Arts
- The Digital Worlds Institute
- The University Galleries: University, Grinter, and Focus
- The New World School of the Arts
New World School of the Arts is a public magnet high school and college in Downtown Miami, Florida with dual-enrollment programs in visual arts, dance, theatre, musical theatre, instrumental music, and vocal music. Both the college and the high school are accredited by the Southern Association of...
The college holds classes mainly in the Fine Arts buildings, lettered A through D. Music classes are held in the Music Building. There is also a warehouse off-campus located on University Avenue used for shows and as the classroom for the Workshop for Art Research and Practices (WARP), an "Art Bootcamp" for freshmen. In 2004, the Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion became the home for UFSTD faculty and students .
The college also extends in the University Galleries—the Focus Gallery, Grinter Gallery and University Gallery, and has collections in the Architecture and Fine Arts Library, Music Library, Belknap Collection for the Performing Arts (West), Education Library (Norman Hall), and the Visual Resources Center.
The School of Music and the School of Theater and Dance regularly use the University Auditorium
The University Auditorium, originally known as the Memorial Auditorium and sometimes called the University of Florida Auditorium, is an historic building on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, in the United States....
for performances. School of Music students may also take a class to ring the carillon
A carillon is a musical instrument that is typically housed in a free-standing bell tower, or the belfry of a church or other municipal building. The instrument consists of at least 23 cast bronze, cup-shaped bells, which are played serially to play a melody, or sounded together to play a chord...
in Century Tower
The Century Tower is a carillon tower in the center of the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Florida.Begun in 1953 by the Auchter Company...