Fine Arts & Mass Communication

Art Complex Groundbreaking

Art Complex Groundbreaking Ceremony

A groundbreaking ceremony was held early Monday for the new Art Complex. The building is scheduled for completion in Fall 2019 and will be home for all of the Visual Arts Programs including faculty offices, gallery, and classrooms, as well as studios for painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, graphic design, animation, ceramics, sculpture, WASH, art education, and art history. Photo: Elissa Aquino

Raven Rep

Raven Rep

Sam Houston State University’s College of Fine Arts & Mass Communication presents Raven Rep, a series of family-friendly theatre and musical performances along with music and dance events all open to the public throughout the months of June and July.

Grant Wiedenfeld

Professor Publishes Essay On Film And Progressive Era

Grant Wiedenfeld, assistant professor of Mass Communication, has recently had a chapter published by Wiley in a new essay collection, “A Companion to D.W. Griffith.” His essay covers two lesser-known instruments of social reform, cinema and parks. Click For Story

Dr. Melissa Mednicov

Art Professor To Be Published

Mednicov, assistant professor of Art History in the Department of Art, is to be published by Routledge, the world's leading academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Routledge publishes thousands of books and journals each year, serving scholars, instructors, and professional communities worldwide. Click For Story

The Circle Of Life

Workshop Nurtures New Generation Of Dance Writers

Dance student, Luke Smith, has been selected as one of eight individuals to participate in the American College Dance Association’s first writer’s workshop for the Institute of Dance Journalism and Advocacy. Click For Story

Nkrumah Gatling Lotte Lenya

Rising To The Occasion

Former SHSU musical theatre major Nkrumah Gatling recently took home the Marc Blitzstein Award at the 20th annual Lotte Lenya Competition in New York City in April. Click For Story

Discover The Arts At SHSU

Housed in the award-winning James & Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center, the College of Fine Arts & Mass Communication combines five outstanding departments. All Students pursuing a degree in the fine or performing arts or mass communications will have the opportunity to pursue their dream.

Our state-of-the art facilities complement our state-of-the art educational programming, exemplifying passionate learning, and limitless creativity. Our goal is to provide programs that nurture imagination, expand knowledge and advance the talents that shape our contemporary culture and media landscape.



FAMC Creative Community

Imagine living in a residence hall that also houses stages, screens and studios! These amenities were designed for tomorrow’s communicators, performers and artists, and are open exclusively to all College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication majors who choose to live in the Belvin-Buchanan hall. This co-ed community consists of diverse students who share a common passion to pursue creativity and expression. For more info Click Here!