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.
Build a strong foundation
People in Lincoln are Midwestern-friendly and students feel safe. The city is intricately interconnected with our urban campus. It is easy to go from the Arts Quad to Chipotle to Juice Stop to Blaze Pizza to a movie theater, art gallery or local music venue all without having to drive. Lincoln is a college city where the costs for everything from food to entertainment are low and you’ll be surrounded by the arts with more than 400 performances, exhibition and lectures offered by the college annually. Plus, 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.Learn More About Life in Lincoln
Go Further with Financial Support for Experiences
Major in the arts and be eligible to apply for grants thanks to the Hixson-Lied Endowment, which supports 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.Learn More About the Hixson-Lied Endowment
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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 students receive institutional grants or scholarships.* See how you get more for your investment here.
*National Center for Education Statistics
of first year students receive institutional grants or scholarships
of students receive financial aid in the form of grants, work study or loans
in scholarships awarded annually to Hixson-Lied College students
An Emphasis on Student Success
The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts’ Student Success Center is located in Rm. 111 of Woods Art Building. Our Student Success Coordinator, Jenna Brende, assists students with personal, academic and financial concerns and connects them with appropriate resources. She also assists with programs such as New Student Enrollment and success seminars. Jenna was a first-generation college student and knows what it is like not to know where to begin. The Student Success Center is that place.
Undergraduate students receive advising from faculty advisors. Our Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Dr. Jackie Mattingly, focuses on students, student diversity and inclusion, success, retention and advising. We care about well-being of our students and promote wellness activities throughout the academic year.