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College of Fine Arts and Communication

Dean and Professor: T. Wright (MFA), 450-3293
Associate Dean and Professor: G. Seymour (PhD), 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, 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

  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

[3] Honors in the Majors

Art
Digital Filmmaking
Journalism
Music
Theatre

[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)
Music
Public Relations
Theatre
Writing (emphasis in general or professional writing)

[4.2] Bachelor of Fine Arts

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

[4.3] Bachelor of Music

Composition (concentration)
Performance (concentration; emphasis in vocal, instrumental, or keyboard)
Music Education (concentration; 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
Communication
Creative Writing
Digital Filmmaking
General Writing
Journalism
Music
Professional Writing
Public Relations
Theatre

[4.6] Graduate Programs

See the Graduate Bulletin.

[4.6.1] Master of Fine Arts

Creative Writing
Digital Filmmaking

[4.6.2] Master of Music

[4.6.3] Graduate Certificate

Music