Through our rich public programs, the College of Arts and Media (founded July 2013) offers professional, discipline-based training within broad-learning context in our schools:

Our schools offer students the chance to perform, exhibit, broadcast, publish and more. Primed to think critically, CAM graduates are prepared to live as global citizens and 21st century leaders, as what and just how we communicate continues to transform. We offer the opportunity to place emphasis on your particular area of interest. You also 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.

Also a part of CAM, the Marshall Artists Series presents world-class artists and organizations to our students and communities through special events and festivals.


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

  • Create art that is featured in one of our galleries on-campus or 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.
  • Be seen with MU Report, the 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.
  • Be inspired by acts from the Marshall Artists Series.
  • Work with extraordinary teachers and faculty mentors who are renowned artists and performers, journalists and mass communicators.



Mission of the College