The College of Fine Arts and Communication seeks to be Arkansas' preeminent provider of undergraduate education in the arts as well as to offer excellent graduate programs in selected disciplines. The college's primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators, and communicators.
To this end, it provides quality aesthetic experiences and thereby contributes to a deeper appreciation of the human experience. The college is also dedicated to providing public artistic and educational opportunities which enhance and expand the cultural lives of all Arkansans.
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The College of Fine Arts and Communication offers undergraduate and graduate programs of exceptional quality in selected disciplines. The college's primary mission is to prepare the next generation of artists, communicators, and scholars not only to participate in their various disciplines, but to provide leadership in their fields. The college is comprised of the Departments of Art, Communication, Mass Communication and Theatre, Music, and Writing, as well as the Reynolds Performance Hall. The many disciplines within the college share a dedication to both rigorous studio practice and scholarly achievement.
Through its communication venues such as broadcasts, conferences, exhibits, live performances, publications, readings, recitals and screenings, the college shares its artistic achievements and communication expertise with the general public.
To accomplish its mission over time and under changing conditions, the college
Creates a learning community that is dedicated to the artistic, communicative, and personal development of the individual and that prizes the artist's voice and vision.
Delivers curricula that blend the best of past knowledge with the most provocative of current theory in order to prepare students to contribute to the development of the arts, media and education.
Maintains a quality faculty that demonstrates excellence both in the classroom and in creative/scholarly pursuits.
Provides optimal facilities and resources to support a dynamic learning environment.
Presents--as an extension of its teaching mission--public performances, educational initiatives, and special programs that address the cultural and education needs of all Arkansans.