College of Humanities & Fine Arts

Become an HFA Wildcat

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts helps students develop as critical and creative thinkers; embrace intellectual curiosity; cultivate an aesthetic awareness of their world and contemporary culture; and employ appropriate theories, tools, and technologies in pursuit of learning. Students leave our programs taking what they learned here to contribute to the common good in today's complex world.

Explore Our 7 Academic Departments

Click on each department to explore the majors, minors, and areas of studies offered in HFA. With so much to choose from you may find it hard to stick to just one discipline. Dabble if you must because college is all about exploration. Still can't decide, or just want to take in as much as possible? It's not unusual for students to double major or add a minor.

Art & Art History
Art History
Comparative Religion & Humanities
English Students
Books on a Shelf
Languages & Cultures
Languages and Cultures
Music, Theatre, and Dance
Music, Theatre, and Dance
Spiral Staircase in Kendall Hall

Discover More in Our Classrooms

Create your own puppets for an animated short film that you'll also direct and produce or work with local musicians in the recording arts studio. The classes you take provide hands-on experience and skills that last a lifetime. Check out some student projects in these videos and discover more.

Connect With Advisors and Ambassadors

Advisor Mai (MK) Her advising student

Success Studio advisors are here for you

Advisors in the HFA Success Studio help you develop your educational, personal, and professional goals and values. Whether you are a prospective or current student the Success Studio is here to connect you with resources and support during your academic journey at Chico State.

HFA ambassadors at an HFA celebration

HFA Ambassadors keep you in the loop

HFA Ambassadors are current students majoring in each of our seven departments who want to share their experiences with you. If you really want to know what it's like to be a Chico State student ask an ambassador.

See You on Campus Soon

Take the first steps to joining us by contacting the Office of Admissions to schedule a tour. Come visit our beautiful campus, tour facilities, and meet the people who make the College of Humanities and Fine Arts an incredible place.