No matter what your ambition is, you can make it happen here. With the resources, faculty and technology at Nebraska, the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts will prepare you to make a difference in the world.

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Undergraduate Majors & Degrees

Learn more about our undergraduate major and degree options, so you can select the right program to match your creative interests and align with your career goals.

Explore Undergrad Majors

Graduate Majors & Degrees

Learn more about our graduate degree options.

Explore Grad Majors

Build a Strong Foundation

We will challenge and prepare you to do big things. You will take classes with expert faculty and have access to internationally renowned guest artists, performers, art exhibits and films.

Earn Union Credits

Work side-by-side with professionals in our resident equity theatre company, The Nebraska Repertory Theatre, while earning Actors’ Equity credits preparing you to join the union by the time you graduate.

Create the Future

  • Get to Know Your Faculty

    Our outstanding faculty teach, perform, exhibit, design, create and are dedicated to helping you reach your full potential as an artist and creator.

  • Kickstart Your Academic Career

    Work one-on-one with faculty and conduct real-world research or creative activities. Gain real-world experience through professional internships and study abroad courses that span from London to Japan.

  • Work in State-of-the-Art Facilities

    Work with industry-level equipment as you hone your skills and explore your art with access to performance spaces, fabrication spaces, emerging media labs, digital labs, and more.

    See Our Facilities

Student Project Support

Taylor Sijan received a Graduate Student Creative Activity grant to fund materials for testing colorant mixtures in and under glaze on porcelain. She used the results on her MFA Thesis Exhibition work to achieve specific color palettes for painting botanical imagery on her pottery.

You Are Supported

UNL students who major in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts are supported through our endowment to explore their creativity and are eligible to apply for student grants that support travel for presentations, conferences, performances and research; international and domestic study opportunities; and special projects such as films, capstone or thesis art projects, and recording projects.

More about the Hixson-Lied Endowment
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