University Center for the Arts Exterior
Flowers at the UCA


The University Center for the Arts houses the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, the Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising, and select faculty and courses from the LEAP Institute for the Arts and the Department of Art and Art History.

The state-of-the-art facility is an exquisite venue for music, theatre, dance, and art where future generations of arts professionals – be it in performance, creative production and design, education, therapy, curation, and arts administrators  – are becoming contributors to the essential vitality of our culture and society and advance knowledge in the arts through discovery, dissemination, teaching, and preservation.

The University Center for the Arts (UCA) sees about about 1100 students daily and houses a faculty of over 100 members, allowing for a high-level of personal interaction, critical in education of the arts. The students can draw on the vast resources of a comprehensive research university to enhance their training across disciplines.

A city of about 130,000, Fort Collins offers an exceptional environment for students in the arts through a community that is closely connected to activities at the University Center for the Arts (UCA). Fort Collins has a thriving cultural and artistic community and is consistently ranked as one of the best or the best place to live in the country. Its culture and its inviting Old Town architecture are complemented by its prime location immediately at the foot of the Rocky Mountains with breathtaking scenery and an almost infinite opportunities for first-rate outdoor activities.