The festivities center on a three-fold mission:


Celebrate the growing legacy of contributions our students, faculty, staff and alumni have made to the world of visual and performing arts and communications.


Elevate our audiences through a special season of concerts, plays, exhibitions and lectures that showcase the power of our disciplines.


Educate our students by increasing our capacity to support development, scholarships and mentored learning, exposure to visiting scholars and artists, and global outreach.

Send us your stories about experiences you had while at the HFAC. We will use these stories in our social media, commemorative magazine, and/or website. (The stories should about 3-5 paragraphs in length.)


We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the HFAC, and you’re invited.

One year from today marks the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Center. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating this significant milestone in the College of Fine Arts and Communications!

The year will include a special season of concerts and exhibitions, an alumni lecture series, and a commemorative magazine. The anniversary is also the focus of the BYU Spectacular! this October. The celebration culminates in a gala arts festival next April 3, 2015.

You and thousands like you have studied, created and performed within these walls. Your subsequent influence throughout the world has led millions to come to appreciate the power of the arts and communications.

This year, we invite you to reconnect to this place and to faculty, events, and friends who have been a part of your journey. To find out how you can participate, visit our HFAC 50th website. There you can share your stories and follow us on social media to stay informed.

Stephen Jones

Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communications

We have packed the calendar for you for this special commemorative season, and we will announce the upcoming events in May. For now, here are the dates to mark on your calendars:


BYU Spectacular!


October 16 & 17, 2014

This year’s homecoming festivities will focus on the HFAC and the College of Fine Arts and Communications.


HFAC 50th Gala

April 3, 2015

Larger than life (and the HFAC), the event will feature artists and performances from throughout the college and will extend to the Wilkinson Center and the Museum of Art.


Franklin S. Harris

“I use science to make a living and art to live.”

The Harris Fine Arts Center was named after BYU President, Franklin S. Harris who firmly believed in the importance of cultivating the arts. Harris’ several years of support for the arts led to the construction of the Harris Fine Arts Center.

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