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Helkin Sosa ’23 is a composer, musician, and producer exploring the power behind music's ability to generate emotion.
With 14 academic departments and 12 world-class research centers, institutes, and interdisciplinary programs, our students have the opportunity to study with the best scholars, thinkers, and artists.Explore academics
As the creative and cultural heart of UMass Amherst, HFA brings together scholars and artists from a wide range of disciplines.
Undergraduate Major Programs
Find Your Balance
Students in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts at UMass Amherst develop useful and durable skills while pursuing their passions. Striking this unique balance allows today’s students of humanities and fine arts to become tomorrow’s artists, teachers, pioneers, inventors, and leaders.
UMass public history graduate students have been working at a local museum on grant-funded projects focused on discovering the stories of free and enslaved Black and Indigenous people and the Porter-Phelps-Huntington women excluded by history.
Award-Winning, Renowned Faculty
Paul Murray Kendall Chair in Biography and Professor of English Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina was recently presented with the Chancellor’s Medal, the highest recognition bestowed upon faculty by the campus, for her inspiring work.
Celebrating the Class of 2023
In the spotlight
We have to think—almost from scratch—about what we’re doing and why it matters. Classics today is much more than the study of the ancient Mediterranean world; it’s the study of that time and place through a more continuous tradition of the later writers and artists who have responded to those works. There’s a sense of potentiality now.
In the news
HFA Faculty Networking Initiative Creates Meaningful Connections Between New Faculty and Distinguished Mentors
The HFA Faculty Networking Initiative invites new assistant professors to work with distinguished scholars and artists at institutions across the U.S.
Four HFA Students Featured in UMass Amherst Senior Series
Four graduating seniors from the College of Humanities & Fine Arts were featured in the 2023 UMass Amherst Senior Series.
HFA Celebrates Graduating Class of 2023 with Ceremony, Medals, and More
The College of Humanities and Fine Arts celebrated the graduating class of 2023 on Saturday, May 27.