The University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts

Opportunities for Non-Majors

Ever wanted to play your sax in Rupp Arena? Sing holiday tunes on the Singletary stage? Star in a Shakespearean play? Exhibit your paintings in a gallery?

The College of Fine Arts offers many opportunities for all UK students to get involved in our creative community, regardless of major. See a few of our options below, and explore our site for more opportunities.

Bands & Orchestras

  • Image of UKSO student performers enjoying playing at the Kennedy CenterConcert Band (MUC 187)
    • Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion
    • ​No audition required
  • Wildcat Marching Band (MUC 190)
    • Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Color Guard
    • Audition requirements and dates vary.
  • Basketball Pep Band (Spring)
    • Selected from students who satisfactorily complete MUC 190 during the fall.
  • UK Symphony Orchestra (MUC 191-001) and UK Philharmonia (MUC 191-401)
    • String players
    • Auditions in Fall
  • World Percussion Ensemble (MUC 173-003)

Image of students performing in the annual Dance ConcertSing, Dance, & Perform

Image of a student in protective gear stoking the SAVS wood-fired ceramics kiln.Visual Arts

  • Ceramics for Non-Majors (A-S 270)
  • Events & Lectures
    • Interactive and learning opportunities include the Visual Studies Forum, PhotoDay, Iron Pour, and more.
  • Fine Arts Institute
    • Not-for-credit community arts classes taught by local artists, UK faculty, and alumni. For ages 18 and up.
    • Registration and materials fees apply


Creative thinking is crucial in the workplace, and creative expression is a great tool for a healthy personal life.  A minor in the arts is an excellent addition to your college journey and beyond. Find out more about requirements and declaring a minor at the UK Registrar.

  • Art History
  • Art Studio
  • Digital Media & Design
  • Photography
  • Visual Studies
  • Music Theory and History
  • Music Performance
  • Theatre
  • Dance
  • Interdisciplinary Minor in the Arts