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Create the Future You Want at Nebraska

Close up of a trombone player on stage performing among fellow School of Music students.

With the resources, faculty and technology at Nebraska, you’ll collaborate, create, design, discover, research, contribute and succeed—all before you graduate. No matter what your ambition is, you can make it happen in the arts at Nebraska.

Stretch Your Strengths

Build a Strong Foundation

  • Learn from Masters

    Participate in masterclasses and guest artist residencies with leading artists in each discipline both in your discipline, as well as through the world-class Lied Center for Performing Arts and Sheldon Museum of Art. See the hard work and preparation needed first hand to reach the pinnacle level of achievement. Previous guest artists have included Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, Misty Copeland, and more.

    Actor Joshua Bell on stage with a Carson School professor looking out and expressively talking to an audience of theatre students.
  • Prepare Yourself for the Next Level

    Join one of 18 music ensembles. Earn union membership credits by performing in Nebraska Repertory Theatre productions. Organize your own exhibition in the MEDICI Gallery. Create your own film. We will challenge you, but you’ll be prepared to do big things in your arts career.

    School of Art alum installing a 3D art show conceptualized from Vincent VanGogh works.
  • Connect with Faculty 1-on-1

    With an average class size under 20 students, you’ll have personalized attention from professors who are fully invested in your growth. The university’s UCARE program also supports undergraduates to work one-on-one with faculty research advisors in research or creative activities. The First-Year Research Experience (FYRE) matches eligible incoming freshmen with faculty mentors to learn about research and creative activities in the mentor’s field and to participate in a manageable research or creative project.

    Glenn Korff School professor and student outdoors on a sunny day under a shady tree in the sculpture garden. The student is sitting in a chair, playing a bassoon in front of a music stand while the professor gives instruction.
  • Find Your Creative Home

    You will find a supportive arts community and an abundance of organizations to get involved in to make connections. Find a student organization that matches your passions, including Theatrix student theatre producing company, AIGA (The American Institute of Graphic Artists), Orchesis (dance), The Clay Club, Creative Commons, Cinema 16, music ensembles, a cappella groups or form your own organization. Network through internships, conduct research and exhibit real-world creative projects.

    Cohort of We Are Nebraska interns sitting on the stairs leading up to Sheldon Art Museum posing in various stances for a group photo.

Find Home in Lincoln

Nebraska students at an exhibition on display at Sheldon Museum of Art.

The city hosts events ranging from First Friday Artworks at local galleries; concerts and sporting events at Pinnacle Bank Arena; and global restaurants, shopping and other entertainment steps away in Lincoln’s Haymarket district downtown.

Student among an audience in the front row at the Lied Center during a concert.

Students receive discounted or free admission to select performances, exhibitions and special events and screenings at these on-campus organizations: The Lied Center for Performing Arts; Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center; Nebraska Repertory Theatre; Sheldon Museum of Art.

The Nebraska Value

Nebraska offers you one of the best value college experiences out there. Among the lowest tuition in the Big Ten; 65% of first-year Nebraska students receive institutional grants or scholarships.* Additionally, two-thirds of students recieve financial aid in the form of grants, work study, or loans. See how you get more for your investment here.
*National Center for Education Statistics