Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture at UCCS

Enjoy the arts scene at UCCS through cutting edge contemporary arts exhibits, experimental music, amazing theater performances, and captivating film.

Galleries and Exhibits

UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art
GOCA, offers eight to nine exhibits annually in two venues by outstanding regional artists as well as artists of significant national and international reputation.

The Kraemer Family Library
Features a permanent collection exhibited year round of local and national artists. They also curate exhibits highlighting faculty research and campus programs.

VAPA Museum & Gallery Practice Program
Offers an interdisciplinary minor in museum management or gallery practice.


UCCS Peak FreQuency Creative Arts Collective
A public outreach of the UCCS VAPA Music Program that celebrates a diverse spectrum of musical events and interdisciplinary sonic adventures with internationally renowned artists.

UCCS VAPA Music Program
Offers student and faculty performances throughout the year free and open to the public.


A professional, regional theatre company dedicated to creating challenging and innovative productions of classic and contemporary theatre for the enjoyment, education and stimulation of our community.

The Osborne Studio Theatre
The UCCS Student Theatre Program venue produces three to four full productions and a One-Act Play Festival each year.

Prologue Theatre Lectures & Workshops
A one-of-a kind series consisting of theatre talks, performances, and hands-on workshops featuring some of the most important theater makers working in the United States today.

UCCS VAPA Theatre Program
Offers performances throughout the year free and open to the public.

Visual Arts

Heller Center for Arts & Humanities
Showcases artist Larry Heller's work as well as student, faculty and traveling exhibitions.

VAPA Visual Arts Program
Offers student and faculty exhibits throughout the year in a variety of venues.


Student Short Film Festival
The UCCS Film Club and VAPA Film Studies Program host an annual Student Short Film Festival each spring. Events are usually free and open to the public.

VAPA Film Studies Program
The Film Studies program in VAPA is devoted to the study of film as a multicultural and transnational artistic discipline. The program features the Student Film Festival each year.

The UCCS Ent Center for the Arts is a transformational performing and visual arts complex on the UCCS Campus. This 92,000 square-foot building features four performing arts venues and a visual arts gallery.

UCCS Presents next to woman dancing in yellow and red

For tickets and event information for the Artist Series, Theatreworks, or GOCA, visit

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