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Office of the Dean
Dean: Andrew Davis, Ph.D., Indiana University
Associate Dean: Beckham Dossett, M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art
Associate Dean for Special Initiatives: David G. Bertman, M.M., University of Houston
Bert F. Winston Band Complex, E128
The Katherine G. McGovern College of the Arts (KGMCA) comprises the performing and visual arts schools at the University of Houston, including the Schools of Art, Music, and Theatre & Dance. The College is also home to the interdepartmental Master of Arts in Arts Leadership program as well as to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, the Blaffer Art Museum, and the Center for Arts Leadership.
Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts provides training in the classical traditions across the visual and performing arts; cross-disciplinary training through collaborations between the College and other academic units on campus; and professional, social, and entrepreneurial training through collaborations with arts and cultural organizations in the City of Houston-America’s fourth-largest city and one of America’s great arts destination cities for the twenty-first century.
Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts is responsible for numerous cultural, professional, professional-development, and leadership programs every year, among them the Texas Music Festival, the Houston Shakespeare Festival, the Counter-Current Festival, The Contemporary Project, and the Leadership in the Arts Summit, all on top of year-round exhibitions and performances on the University of Houston campus-one of Houston’s most active, dynamic, and innovative arts neighborhoods.