College of the Arts

The College of the Arts, with nationally accredited programs in art, music and theatre and career-ready communication programs in integrated media, public relations, and film production, is building upon its well-deserved reputation for excellence.  With world-class, state-of-the-art facilities on the RiverPark Campus, the College retains nationally and internationally recognized faculty who foster active student engagement in the intellectual and creative process.

Faculty strive to achieve a high level of distinction by demonstrating a commitment to leadership in faculty and student scholarship and creative activity. The College cultivates its heritage of collaborative relationships with artistic, cultural, professional and educational organizations by continually developing contemporary, rigorous and innovative programming targeted at enriching the lives of Georgians.

The College is a major economic force in the revitalization of Uptown Columbus, contributing more than $25 million to the local economy while attracting thousands of visitors by hosting international conferences in music, state meetings in art and theatre, and by presenting over 250 performances and art exhibitions annually. Additionally, the College partners with more than a dozen non-profit organizations that receive more than 1,000 student work hours of assistance with communication projects through the College’s NPACE Non-Profit and Civic Engagement center (NPACE) each year.

The College of the Arts provides excellent academic programs and dynamic community outreach as it continues its transformational effect on the RiverPark Campus and Uptown Columbus.