Sierra Nevada College (SNC) is a private, liberal arts university known for its programs in entrepreneurship, environmental science, English and creative writing, humanities including psychology and interdisciplinary studies, ski business & resort management, fine arts and teacher education. Founded in 1969, it is located in Incline Village, Nevada in the Sierras, on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. The College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The school has varsity athletics programs in skiing and snowboarding, lacrosse, golf and soccer. The Eagles have won many United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association national championships in both men's and women's events.
The Departments of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business, and Science and Technology offer over 30 undergraduate majors. The teacher education program leads to Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts in Administration and Masters in Education degrees as well as to teacher licensure in Nevada. The College also operates two low-residency, Masters of Fine Arts programs. Creative Writing and Interdisciplinary Arts MFA's use a low-residency format and individual mentoring to prepare artists and writers for professional and artistic success.
The MFA-IA program focuses on site-specific and community practice, with a large part of each residency taking place off site at partner locations such as the Sagehen Creek Field Station.
SNC, in collaboration with UC Davis, houses the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, a facility conducting research on Lake Tahoe.
Summer visiting artist workshops
The Gift of Education at Sierra Nevada College Tahoe - Sierra Nevada College is the only four-year college at Lake Tahoe. SNC Tahoe is a private liberal arts college that offers over 35+ majors, has a dedicated faculty that inspire confident, collabora...
Sierra Nevada College hosts an extensive program of Summer Visiting Artist Workshops which feature well-known artists from multiple disciplines. Artists such as printmaker Sean Starwars, and visual artist and experimental filmmaker Tim Guthrie are regular workshop leaders.
Notable faculty, past and present
- Laura McCullough â" poet (Masters in Fine Arts Program)
- Suzanne Roberts â" American poet, travel writer, and photographer (Creative Writing Faculty â" Distinguished Writer-in-Residence 2011â"2012)
- Carolee Schneeman â" Experimental filmmaker (Visiting professor, 1994)
- Brian Turner â" poet (Program Chair - Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program)
- Patricia Smith - poet (Creative Writing Faculty)
- Gayle Brandeis - author (Creative Writing Faculty - Distinguished Visiting Professor/Writer in Residence 2014-2015)
- Matea Ferk (born 1987), Croatia Ski Team, Womenâs Alpine Skiing, 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics.
- Philip "P.K." O'Neill (born 1951), Republican member of the Nevada Assembly.
- Tea Palic (born 1991), Croatia Ski Team, Womenâs Alpine Skiing, 2010 Winter Olympics.
- Official website