The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts was established on July 1, 1993, to bring a focus to the arts at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. In 2000, the college was officially renamed the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts to recognize a gift of $18 million to the University of Nebraska Foundation by Christina M. Hixson and the Lied Foundation Trust for the college.
The College includes the School of Art, Art History & Design, the Glenn Korff School of Music and the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film. Affiliated units include the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center, the Lied Center for Performing Arts, and the Sheldon Museum of Art.
Our classes are taught by outstanding faculty, and our students have access to internationally renowned guest artists, performers, art exhibits and films. Some of our most recent guest artists have included Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Academy Award-winning Editor Mike Hill, Art Historian Jonathan Fineberg and Hollywood Director Donald Petrie.