The University of Massachusetts Amherst


World-class educators and accomplished scholars.

students at music class


The University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Humanities & Fine Arts (HFA) has centralized the arts within the school’s and the larger university’s past, present, and future. 

Our illustrious faculty perform at the highest levels in teaching, research, and service—the three pillars of the great land grant institutions. They engage in multidimensional, collaborative research, scholarship, and creative activity that drive discovery and innovation locally, nationally, and globally.

HFA alumni have gone on to become noteworthy artists, actors, scholars, entrepreneurs, creators, authors, lawyers, educators, and more.