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.


Humanities and Fine Arts Outstanding Student Leader Recipient

Hugh Hammond was awarded the College of Humanities and Fine Arts Outstanding Student Leader Award for 2013-14 

Dean Robert M. Knight, Hugh Hammond, and retired Associate Dean - Brooks Thorlaksson

Congratulations Hugh!

“What Are You Doing Here?”

Professor Kate McCarthy, Comparative Religion and Humanities

Keynote Speech, 2014 HFA Symposium



HFA's Mike Johnson Recipient of Champions of Diversity Award!

This award recognizes offices/colleges/departments/individuals for their efforts in creating an inclusive and welcoming community for our Chico State Campus.  Congratulations Mr. Johnson!!



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.