College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Photo Dean KnightGreetings!

Welcome to the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. The teacher-scholars, staff, and students of the College invite you to pursue your passion in the departments of Art and Art History; Comparative Religion and Humanities; English; History; International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Music and Theatre Arts; and Philosophy.
HFA students write, think, ponder, perform, translate, create and research. Whether they are dealing with the living past, promising future, or amazing present, Humanities and Fine Arts students are prepared to become engaged and contributing global citizens.
When you join the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, prepare to participate fully in the world by learning an international language, understanding history, and studying religious complexity. Prepare to express yourself artistically in the visual and performing arts. Prepare to communicate powerfully and creatively through prose, poetry, and essay. Prepare to embark on a critical analysis of your choices as an ethical citizen of an interconnected society.  
Our College prides itself on building bridges throughout the university through wide and diverse selection of majors, minors, and certificate programs. Through these programs the College seeks to provide avenues of integration to enhance your daily life and to advance your skill sets for potential employers.
We are ready and excited to help you achieve your academic, career, and life goals. Welcome to Chico State’s College of Humanities and Fine Arts!
All the best,
Dr. Robert M. Knight, Dean
College of Humanities and Fine Arts
Mission Statement and Strategic Plan.



Progress continues on the new Arts & Humanities Building. The project is now nearly 96% complete. Finish work is ongoing in the interior of the building, which includes ceiling tiles, flooring, paint, doors and millwork finishes inside the recital hall and galleries. Equipment installation is ongoing within the ceramics and glass studios. Pedestrian access along First Street was re-opened at the beginning of the fall semester. Exterior site concrete, brick paving and landscaping is complete along Normal Avenue. The Normal Avenue walkway between First and Second streets has been reopened for pedestrian use. The John Pugh Mural “Academe” is nearly complete, and the final touches should be complete by the end of the week. The project continues to be on time and on budget.

 Thank you for your patience during construction. For questions regarding the construction, please contact Planning, Design, & Construction at x6235.



North State Symphony: Celebration Center Stage

Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Laxson Auditorium

Sunday, May 15 at 4 p.m.
Cascade Theatre