The College of Fine Arts and Communication

Center for the Arts 3001
Phone: 410-704-3288
Fax: 410-704-6026

The College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) provides graduate education and training in a wide range of fields, including art education, studio art, arts integration, communications management, music education, music performance and theatre. Programs leading to the Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Education, Master of Music, or Master of Science degrees offer students training and practical experience that enhance their creative and analytical abilities to advance their careers or enter doctoral programs. The college also offers Post-Baccalaureate Certificate programs in Arts Integration and Interactive Media Design.

Graduate classes in COFAC are purposefully small, allowing for extensive faculty engagement and student mentoring. To enhance their studies, students and faculty present and perform in several facilities on the Towson University campus. The Center for the Arts is home to the departments of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education; Dance; Music; Theatre Arts; and Interdisciplinary Arts Infusion. The facility includes the Kaplan concert hall; a music recital hall; the Holtzman M.F.A. art gallery; a digital object lab; four theaters, including the Dreyer M.F.A. lab and the Ruth Marder studio theatre; a collaborative interdisciplinary lab; and four state-of-the-art dance studios, including a dance-theatre space. The Center for the Arts also houses the Asian Arts and Culture Center gallery and the Center for the Arts gallery. The Media Center is home to the departments of Communication Studies, Electronic Media & Film and Mass Communication. It houses journalism laboratories, a public communication center, XTSR-AM, digital media laboratories/studios and television station WMJF-TV. The Stephens Hall Theatre provides performance space for dance, opera and musicals. The Van Bokkelen Cinema/Lecture Hall is home to film screenings and media festivals.

Recognized as a center for arts, media and communication in Maryland, the college continues to pursue its mission to enhance communication, media, fine and performing arts, and contribute to the cultural life of Towson and greater Baltimore through an annual program that includes more than 100 music performances; four film series; seven dance events; numerous debates, lectures and workshops; no fewer than four main-stage plays as well as exciting original student work; more than 10 art exhibitions; a variety of festivals (including Women and Minorities in Media); and AileyCamp Baltimore.  

The college also sponsors international exchange programs with schools in China, Germany, Ireland, Korea, Russia, Italy, Turkey, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Susan Picinich, Dean
Greg Faller, Associate Dean

Master’s Degree Programs

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs