College of Fine Arts and Communication

John Fleming, Ph.D.
Old Main Building Room 112
Telephone: 512.245.2308  Fax: 512.245.8386

Associate Dean
Laurie H. Fluker, Ph.D.
Associate Dean
Lynn M. Brinckmeyer, Ph.D.

Department Chairs/School Directors
Art and Design–Beth A. Thomas, Ph.D.
Communication Studies–Marian Houser, Ph.D.
Journalism and Mass Communication–Judith B. Oskam, Ed.D.
Music–Todd Sullivan, Ph.D.
Theatre and Dance–Sarah Maines, M.F.A.

The College of Fine Arts and Communication offers four undergraduate degrees:

  • the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.),
  • the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.),
  • the Bachelor of Music (B.M.), and
  • the Bachelor of Science (B.S.).

A wide range of programs are available within the disciplines of art and design, theatre and dance, music, mass communication, journalism and communication studies.

In addition to the college’s formal degree programs, students have the opportunity to pursue a number of co-curricular programs. These are available to all Texas State students, regardless of major or minor, and range from acting, marching band, wind ensemble, choir, orchestra, jazz bands, classical guitar, concert bands, Latin ensembles, debate, attendance of art exhibits, lectures and workshops, to production work for KTSW, the campus radio station, or the student newspaper, The University Star.

Academic Advising Center

Old Main Building Room 118

Telephone: 512-245-1932 Fax: 512-245-8334

The College of Fine Arts and Communication Academic Advising Center provides students with advising on academic and administrative issues. Students are informed about matters related to academic majors and career possibilities, the selection of appropriate courses, and the choice of an education program leading to a Bachelor’s degree. The Advising Center is a resource for current students and for prospective students who are considering a major or minor in the College of Fine Arts and Communication.