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.



Construction continues on the new Arts & Humanities Building with the interior mechanical and electrical continuing. The interior and exterior wall framing is complete with interior finishes continuing. The brick work continues within the courtyard and the exterior plaster system is ongoing. The exterior windows, glass and storefront are near completion. 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.


The Will Rogers Follies-A Life in Revue

Wednesday, April 29-Saturday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m.
Laxson Auditorium

Celebrate the life of famed humorist and performer Will Rogers (1879–1935) in this song and dance spectacular. 


Youth Musical Theater Company

Youth Musical Theater Company has hired quite a few CSU Chico Theater Arts graduates for the upcoming production of "Fiddler on the Roof"