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.



As the construction continues on the new Arts & Humanities Building, the roof is now complete minus a few areas where there is scaffolding. Interior mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-in are ongoing. The exterior wall framing is ninety percent complete, while the interior wall framing and wall finish continues. As brick work continues, the plaster will begin early February. The glass and storefront have been in installed in the courtyard, as well as the first Street façade. 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.



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" 


Theatre: Antigone

Tuesday, March 3-Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 8 at 2 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre

In this classic drama by Sophocles, Kreon, king of Thebes, arrests his niece, Antigone, daughter of the cursed Oedipus, for treason. He has staked his political legitimacy on national security; she has openly defied him as a matter of individual conscience. With her life on the line, they fight it out publicly in a battle of wills and moral certitude. This play raises questions that are as relevant today as they were 2,500 years ago in ancient Athens. Adapted and directed by William Johnson, professor of music and theatre at Chico State.

Advance tickets, at $15 general, $13 senior citizens, and $6 students/children