Through our rich and varied public programs, The College of Arts and Media (founded July 2013) enriches the Marshall University campus and regional community with art and design, music and theatre, and journalism and mass communications, with performances, exhibitions, broadcasts, publications, lectures and special presentations. 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.

Our students receive professional, discipline-based training within broad-learning context. Primed to think critically, solve problems creatively and collaborate seamlessly, CAM graduates are prepared to live as global citizens and 21st century leaders, as what and just how we communicate continues to transform.


  • Create art that is featured in one of our galleries on-campus on downtown.
  • Write for The Parthenon, Marshall’s student newspaper since 1887.
  • Go on air with WMUL-FM, West Virginia’s first non-commercial, educational radio station or with MU Report, the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s broadcast media group.
  • Perform music with one of our many vocal, instrumental or world music ensembles in Smith Recital Hall.
  • Explore acting and production in our state-of-the-art Joan C. Edwards Playhouse.
  • Work with extraordinary teachers and faculty mentors who are renowned artists and performers, journalists and mass communicators.


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 pursue a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in art education, journalism education, or music education through the College of Education and Professional Development. Minors in advertising, art, dance, journalism, music, public relations or theatre are also possible.


Whatever your dream, the Marshall University College of Arts and Media can help you achieve it.CAMlogoRGB