The College of Liberal and Fine Arts is the most academically diverse college at UTSA, with nine departments encompassing the arts, humanities and social sciences. The college offers 33-degree programs to more than 4,600 students, including doctorates in anthropology and English, a nationally recognized M.F.A., and one of the nation’s largest undergraduate programs in medical humanities. Research and independent study opportunities, including the annual research conference, are plentiful in COLFA’s academics programs. Plus, the college is home to three research centers and institutes: the UTSA Center for Archaeological Research, the UTSA Mexico Center, and the UTSA Institute for Music Research; as well as an on-campus art gallery and a state-of-the-art photography studio.
Our students learn to think about themselves and their communities from a global perspective, to see the connectedness and to appreciate and celebrate the diversity of humanity. COLFA is a hub for creativity in arts, music, and cultural exploration, not just for the university but for the San Antonio community. In 2022, the UTSA School of Art completed integration with the prestigious Southwest School of Art which has expanded the school's reach into arts education, increased community engagement, and elevated creative literacy through an expansion of teaching and studio space. The college serves a diverse group of students, many of whom are first-generation and non-traditional students; and its mission has been to prepare future generations of global thinkers and world-changers. All gifts made to the College of Liberal and Fine Arts on this Giving Day support student success in all nine departments. Our goal is to provide our students with scholarships and financial assistance, professional development opportunities, and additional resources that will help students succeed at UTSA and beyond.