The College of Arts and Media at Marshall University was created July 1, 2013, and is home to the School of Art and Design, the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, the School of Music and Theatre, the Marshall Artists Series, the student newspaper The Parthenon, and the student radio station WMUL-FM.
The College of Arts and Media enriches the Huntington campus and regional community with many performances, exhibitions, broadcasts, publications, lectures, and special presentations. Exhibitions in multiple venues presented by the School of Art and Design feature works by local, regional and national artists as well as students. The Parthenon, MU Report, WMUL and Out Loud! in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications inform the community, debate topical issues, broadcast documentaries, and aid local businesses. Marshall University Music presents many recitals and concerts by its faculty, students, and ensembles in addition to programs featuring guest artists. Throughout the academic year and during the summer sessions, the Marshall University Theatre provides many major dramatic productions. The programs of the Marshall Artists Series, including the Baxter Series, Mount Series, Belanger Series and International Film Festival and special events throughout the year, present world-class artists and organizations. Students are cordially welcomed to all events and are urged to explore the excitement, enrichment, and entertainment offered by the College of Arts and Media.

The College of Arts and Media and You

Whether your career interests lie in art, design, journalism, mass communications, music, or theatre, Marshall University’s College of Arts and Media offers the education you need to be successful. Create art that is featured in the Birke Art Gallery on campus or in Gallery 842 in downtown Huntington. Write for The Parthenon or go “on air” with WMUL-FM. Perform music with one of our many vocal, instrumental or world music ensembles in Smith Recital Hall. Explore acting and production in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse, a state-of-the-art theatre. Work with extraordinary teachers and faculty mentors who are renowned artists and performers, journalists and mass communicators.

Marshall’s College of Arts and Media can help you succeed in your chosen profession. Several areas of emphasis are available within each major, allowing you to focus on your particular area of interest. Add a sound liberal arts education through required general education course work and you are poised for any number of career opportunities. You may also pursue a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in art education, journalism education, or music education through the College of Education and Human Services. Minors in advertising, art, dance, journalism, music, public relations or theatre are also possible.

For further information about specific programs, refer to the art and design, journalism and mass communications, music, and theatre portions of this website.