The fine arts are aesthetic responses to human nature and experience. They celebrate the best of human endeavor. They contribute to the individual and to society by reflecting and projecting values which shape every culture. They proceed from creation to experience and provide both the artist and the audience with deeper understanding of traditions of human existence and thought. Thus, the fine arts are essential to education. Consistent with the goals and purposes of education at Marshall University, the College of Fine Arts is dedicated to the transmission, application and advancement of knowledge in the arts. The specific goals of the College of Fine Arts are:

  • To educate and train those seeking professions in the fine arts
  • To support the University’s general academic curricula by providing courses which stimulate understanding of and response to the fine arts
  • To present regular, varied programs for the enrichment of students and the community
  • To provide leadership in the fine arts, and to promote them through service and programs o