Arts institutions & programs

Become immersed and inspired

We create and perform the same way we test and interpret—with an intellectual passion that expands your thinking and leads to breakthrough work. Opportunities to lead a rich, creative life are everywhere—at the University, in the city of Chicago, and in our surrounding neighborhoods.

An artistic community on the South Side

UChicago Maya, a contemporary fusion dance group, is one of the many student organizations to perform across campus. 


Opportunities to study, perform, and engage with music abounds at UChicago.
The Arts Incubator is a space for artist residencies, arts education, and community-based arts projects, as well as exhibitions, performances, and talks.
The Oriental Institute Museum is home to one of the largest collections of ancient Middle Eastern artifacts.
At Court Theatre, artists work together to revive lost masterpieces and commission new modern classics.

Growing community through arts

At UChicago, we see ourselves as a center for educating, inspiring, and supporting the artistic endeavors of our students and faculty, as well as those in our community. Learn more about how the Logan Center for the Arts became a 'beacon for the arts' on the South Side.

Arts Programs For Students

Group of people, viewing a piece of art

Department of Art History

Film and media

Department of Cinema and Media Studies

Literary Arts - Poet

Literary Arts

Dept Music

Department of Music

Theatre Performance Studies

Theater and Performance Studies

Dept Visual Arts

Department of Visual Arts

The UChicago arts landscape

Explore the many initiatives, resources, and programs available to the UChicago community.