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.



For those of you who have been away for the summer, you will notice all of the progress that has been made on the new Arts & Humanities Building. The project is now at approximately 85% complete. Finish work is ongoing in the interior of the building, which includes ceiling tiles, flooring, paint, doors, etc. The majority of the building exterior is complete. Much of the exterior work has been focusing on the site work and utilities along Normal Avenue and First Street. A wider path along First Street between Normal and Salem will be open beginning Monday, August 24, 2015.The project continues to be on time and on budget.

Art Exhibit: Does Size Matter — Small to Large Scale Prints

August 24-September 19

The Janet Turner Print Museum
Gallery closed September 1 (Labor Day)