College of Fine Arts and Communication

Dean and Professor: Dr. Rollin R. Potter, 450-3293
Interim Associate Dean and Professor: Dr. Gayle Seymour, 450-3293

[1] Mission

The College of Fine Arts and Communication offers undergraduate and graduate programs of exceptional quality in selected disciplines. The College's primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators, 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, Mass Communication and Theatre, Music, and Writing and Speech, 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

  1. Creates a community that is dedicated to the artistic, communicative, and personal development of the individual student;
  2. Delivers curricula that offer the best of past knowledge and a broad array of current theory;
  3. Nurtures a quality faculty that demonstrates excellence in both the classroom and in creative/scholarly pursuits;
  4. Provides optimal venues, facilities, and resources to support a dynamic learning environment;
  5. Extends its teaching mission through public performances and exhibits, publications and programs, and education initiatives that serve both students and the general public.

[2] Departments

Art
Communication
Mass Communication and Theatre
Music
Writing

[3] Programs with Departmental Honors

Art
Music
Speech

[4] Degree Programs

[4.1] Bachelor of Arts

Art (emphasis in fine arts, art education, or art history)
Communication
Creative Writing
Digital Filmmaking
Journalism (emphasis in print journalism, broadcast journalism, online journalism, or mass communication research)
Linguistics
Music
Public Relations
Theatre
Writing (general writing or professional writing tracks)

[4.2] Bachelor of Fine Arts

Studio Art (emphasis in ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture)

[4.3] Bachelor of Music

Composition
Performance (emphasis in vocal, instrumental, or keyboard)
Music Education (emphasis in choral or instrumental)

[4.4] Bachelor of Science

Communication
Digital Filmmaking
Journalism (emphasis in print journalism, broadcast journalism, online journalism, or mass communication research)
Public Relations
Theatre

[4.5] Minors

Art
Art History
Creative Writing
Digital Filmmaking
General Writing
Journalism
Linguistics
Music
Professional Writing
Public Relations
Theatre

[4.6] Master of Fine Arts

Creative Writing
Digital Filmmaking

[4.7] Master of Music

For information about the MFA and MM programs, see the Graduate Bulletin and the Department of Mass Communication (for the MFA) or the Department of Music (for the MM).

[4.8] Graduate Certificate

Music

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