Linda Berry SteinCollege of Fine Arts & Humanities

Dance students rehearse in the studio.

Welcome to the Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts & Humanities at Jacksonville University, a center of excellence in the arts and humanities and a significant contributor to the cultural and intellectual life of northeast Florida for over sixty years.

Our distinguished teaching faculty of artists and scholars are guided by a mission to ensure our students receive mentorship and personal attention to realize their full potential. Our students take advantage of the rich cross-disciplinary opportunities in the college—a place where the arts and humanities intersect in a dynamic learning community.

From award-winning theatre, dance and music, to the annual Fiat Lux Film Festival, the Aquarian Literary Magazine, philosophy slams, Walter Visiting Writer Series and exhibitions of nationally- and internationally-known visual artists at the Alexander Brest Gallery, the arts and humanities thrive at Jacksonville University.

Visual and Media Arts students
Three music students perform in Terry Concert Hall.

Creative Arts Series

The annual Creative Arts Series features a stunning array of concerts, speakers and exhibitions from across the areas of dance, languages, literature, music, philosophy, theatre and the visual arts that contribute to the cultural life of Jacksonville and the Northeast Florida region.

Learn more about the events we’re looking forward to.

Creative Arts Series



  • The Kinne Legacy Exhibition

    The Kinne Legacy Exhibition

  • [Left] Iconic Red Suit with Beaded Sweater [Center] Saudi Arabian Ceremonial Gown with Gold Thread [Right] Classic Sequin Gown

  • Handwritten Childhood Journal ca. 1925

  • [Bottom Left in display case] - “The Golden Whistle” Program Frances Bartlett as the lead, center, front row

  • [Left, Center, Right] USO Hostess Dance Celebration

  • [Close up] USO display case

  • Portraits of Frances Bartlett Kinne, Lt. Col. Harry L. Kinne, Bertha Bartlett (mother) and Charles M. Bartlett (father)

  • [Left] Teapot, Ancient Korean Celadon [Right] Bowl, 15th Century Emperor Chenghu Ming Xianzong Zhu Jianshen (1464-1487)

  • Sitting Room Re-creation Including Antique Silver Tea Set, Antique Japanese Dolls and Chair from the Carl Swisher Estate, Early 20th Century

  • WLPS

    WLPS‘Graduates’ of the Wilma’s Little People School regularly reached out to Dr. Fran Kinne with hugs of affection during their Leaving Ceremonies held outside the President’s Office at Jacksonville University.

  • Vittorio Reggianini 1888 Oil on canvas

  • Wall of Fame

  • Jacksonville University Captain’s Chair from President’s Office

  • [Close up] New Eyes/New Careers display case (1958 - 1978)

  • [Close up] Germany, the Occupation and a Ph.D (1955-1957)

A detailed close-up of one small area of the Creative Currents glass sculpture.

Creative Current

Did you know that Jacksonville University is home to the largest glass studio of any university in the southeast? Learn more about the largest glass sculpture on our campus.

Admissions, Auditions and Portfolio Reviews

The Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts & Humanities welcomes all applicants to our majors and programs in Art & Design, Humanities and Performing Arts. For admission to some programs, an audition or portfolio review is required. Please note that you must apply to Jacksonville University before submitting a portfolio review or scheduling an audition.

Dean's Office

Dr. Timothy Snyder, Dean

Phone:  (904) 256-7926


About Dr. Snyder


Vickie Jones, Executive Assistant to the Dean

Phone: (904) 256-7345


Contact Information Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts & Humanities

Phillips Fine Arts
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

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