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.


HFA Celebrations!

Natalya Shkoda, Associate Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies, was invited to present a piano master class and to perform a solo recital at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA, on October 17 and 18, 2015. 

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Progress continues on the new Arts & Humanities Building. The project is now nearly 92% 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 has begun within the ceramics and glass studios and should be complete by the end of November. Pedestrian access along First Street was re-opened at the beginning of the fall semester. Exterior site concrete and brick paving is complete along Normal Avenue with landscaping following behind middle of November. The John Pugh Mural “Academe” has started with the final touches completing the first week of November. 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: Christmas Holiday Concert

Sacred and popular music of the season, conducted by Scott Seaton.

Additional details about this concert, including where to purchase tickets, available at the North State Symphony website.