The College of Arts and Humanities includes the departments of Art, Communication, English, History and Philosophy, Modern Languages and Literature, and Music.
The goals of the College of Arts and Humanities are based upon the recognition that a liberal arts education is the foundation for all University studies. Plays, concerts, art exhibitions and special events provide access to cultural events for the entire Rio Grande Valley.
Academic Programs - Bachelor's Degrees
HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY
Students and Faculty
Students participate in seminars, special projects, internships and various performance groups amid the myriad opportunities offered by the College of Arts and Humanities. Graduates have gone on to operate galleries and perform on Broadway, in movies and in television. Others are now professional musicians, music teachers and journalists or have gone on to pursue law or other professional degrees.
Students with demonstrated musical ability may perform with the University Band, University Choir, University Mariachi, Valley Symphony Orchestra, University Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and in smaller performing groups that are formed through student interest such as the Latin Salsa Ensemble.
The faculty members are experienced and focus on providing hands-on opportunities to students – from writing, producing or acting in a campus film or stage production to producing a literary magazine. The full-time faculty teaches not only at the junior to graduate levels but also provide most of the classroom instruction for freshmen and sophomore students. Faculty also provide assistance to students on an individual basis through out-of-class conferences, specialized instructional activities and other student service contributions. The faculty’s commitment to research, scholarship and creativity is evidenced by their numerous performance, presentation and publication accomplishments.
Special Programs and Facilities
UT Pan American provides a number of programs and facilities to support the special interests of students in the College of Arts and Humanities.
The Charles and Dorothy Clark Gallery, located in the Fine Arts Complex, and the University Gallery, located in the Communication Arts and Sciences Building, are available for exhibits of senior bachelor of fine arts students and others.
Students may participate in two publications under the auspices of the Department of Communication – The Pan American, a weekly student newspaper, and Panorama, an annual yearbook magazine for students. The English Department also provides students with opportunities to participate in Gallery, a student literary magazine published annually.
The Albert Jeffers Theatre produces 7 to 10 full-length plays each year, including three Pan American Summer Stock (PASS) productions. There are also two other theatre venues on campus offering quality productions. Performances for children and children’s theatre classes are frequently offered. Pan American Summer Television (PAST) gives students the opportunity to produce a full-length TV movie. A complete TV studio with two sound stages is available on campus.