The Universidad de Costa Rica encourages a great diversity of companies (groups) from several artistic fields, including dance, music, plastic arts and theater, which perform in different university campuses and communities in the country. These companies are attached to structures like the Students Life Area and the Social Outreach Area. .
The so-called ‘Grupos de Representación Universitaria’ are those which manage their own agenda and are supported by the university in the development of their projects and their daily activities. These companies are directed by professionals in their own field, assuring the artistic training of the students, who additionally benefit from a scholarship which discharge them from the payment the annual university fees.
The Universidad also relies on ‘Cultural Promotion’ and ‘Free Areas’ projects which allow the student community and the general public, depending on each specific case, to be exposed to different artistic practices, contributing to the integral formation of the institution’s personnel (interns) and of the citizens.
The University of Costa Rica has traditionally had classical, modern, experimental and folk dance groups. In this section you’ll find information on each group or company.
The University of Costa Rica has a wide variety of music groups and a basic music program on several campuses that serves as a hothouse for Costa Rican musicians.
Visual and spatial arts have been merging over time, and today the work of several collective projects following this tendency can be seen.
One of the University of Costa Rica’s most highly developed arts programs has traditionally been dramatic arts. Today they provide support for the University Theater as well as various experimental and student groups.