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.


24th Annual HFA Symposium Wednesday, April 16 at 6:00 pm PAC 134

Join us as students from throughout the College present their research and creative projects.  

For a sneak peek at the program, click here.

Monty Python's Spamalot

Wednesday, April 30-Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 4 at 2 p.m. Laxson Auditorium 

A retelling of the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, Spamalot, directed by Joel P. Rogers, features a bevy of beautiful showgirls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful showgirls?


What is Watershed Review?

Watershed Review is CSU, Chico’s literary magazine, publishing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and art from a national pool of writers and artists. It is edited by students in English 415 (Literary Editing), a course that gives students in-depth study of literary publications and hands-on experience with the editorial process. Watershed Review, one of the oldest, continuously-published, student-edited literary magazines in the nation, is sponsored by the English Department at CSU, Chico and Instructionally Related Activities, funded by Student Activities fees.