The College of Fine Arts at Marshall University is home to the departments of art and design, music, and theatre, as well as the Marshall Artists Series, one of the nation’s longest running town and gown performing arts series. Offering nearly 200 live performances, exhibitions, theatre events, and outreach activities annually, the College of Fine Arts has the central role in the creative life of Marshall University and the community.

The College of Fine Arts and You

Whether your career interests lie in art, design, music, or theatre, Marshall University’s College of Fine Arts offers the education you need to be successful. Create art that is featured in the Birke Art Gallery on campus. Perform music with one of our many vocal, instrumental or world music ensembles in Smith Recital Hall. Explore acting and set design in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse, a state-of-the-art theatre.  Work with faculty who are renowned artists and performers and also extraordinary teachers and mentors.
Offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with majors in art, music and theatre, Marshall’s College of Fine Arts can help you succeed in your chosen arts 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 or music education through the College of Education and Human Services. Minors in art, dance, music, or theatre are also possible.

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