From faculty who are recognized as world renowned leaders and innovators. As active members in their field, our faculty accolades include, The Academy awards, Billboard chart toppers, Grammy Awards, Guggenheim fellowships, Rome Prize, MacArthur fellowships, Museum of Modern Art curator, Rauschenberg residencies and nationally published. The School of the Arts faculty aren’t just teachers, they are true masters of their craft, connecting and inspiring students to become masters in their own right is their greatest achievement.
Students in the Crescent City gain a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a cutting edge community rooted in traditional and contemporary explorations. As the number 1 most popular cultural destination in the United States and the Hollywood of the South, students gain immediate access to industry opportunities amongst Blockbuster Film productions, Jazz and classical masters and international contemporary art collaborative partnerships. The city's infectious spirit is sure to invigorate, captivate and motivate.
UNO students leave fully prepared to step into the highly competitive world of the arts. Our alumni perform, exhibit and work with prestigious organizations that include the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Marsalis' Uptown Jazz Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera, Terrence Blanchard, Jon Batiste, NCIS: New Orleans, Django in Chains, Prospect New Orleans, Whitney Museum, NOMA, Ogden Museum, John F. Kennedy Center, Folger Shakespeare Library and South-by-Southwest Festival.