Explore the edge of passion, daring, intellect, power and poetry. Push your body, your voice and your spirit. Engage with humanity — its history and its possibilities. Imagine your creativity at the University of New Hampshire.


Experience fine and performing arts events on the Durham campus.

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What will you study?

Study the arts at UNH and thrive. Our students fly when they dance, make magic when they sing and reimagine the world with their brush and canvas. Expand your worldview by studying abroad and extend your reach by participating in the Undergraduate Research Conference.

Art and art history programs
Music programs
Theatre and dance programs


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Extracurricular Arts

The Arts are for Everyone.

You don’t have to major in the arts to live and breathe them at UNH. Marching band, jazz bands, concert bands, orchestras, choirs, plays and dance are open to all students.

Music Options
Theatre & Dance Options

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Do You Like To Sing A Cappella?

Are you ready to direct a play? Do you want to publish a literary and art magazine? You can do all of these things and more in student-run arts organizations.


UNH Durham Campus

Expand Your Horizons.

The seacoast region is home to numerous art galleries, theatres and performance spaces. The train connects vibrant arts communities from Boston to Portland.

Portsmouth Arts
Portland Arts
Boston Arts


Museum of Art

The Museum of Art at UNH inspires and engages through exhibitions, hands-on study, and educational programs. As an art student, you might find yourself exhibiting your own work here!

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University Museum

Located in the Dimond Library, the University Museum draws on library collections to make UNH and New Hampshire history come alive. It offers an eclectic mix of other exhibits — from pop-up books to fly fishing.

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