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) is composed of the departments of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education; Communication Studies; Dance; Electronic Media & Film; Mass Communication; Music; and Theatre Arts. Through classroom and experiential preparation, COFAC’s programs prepare graduates for exciting careers and/or graduate study. The broad liberal education we offer, along with specialized professional training in their respective fields, enables students to develop creative and analytical abilities tailored to their future aspirations. In fact, we not only provide intensive study for our majors and minors, we also offer all Towson University students the opportunity to participate in an exciting variety of academic and artistic experiences.

The students and faculty of the College of Fine Arts and Communication are active in the Media Center, Van Bokkelen Hall, the Center for the Arts and Stephens Hall. The Media Center is home of the departments of Communication Studies, Electronic Media & Film and Mass Communication. The Media Center also houses journalism laboratories, a public communication center, XTSR-AM, digital media laboratories/studios and the television station WMJF-TV. Van Bokkelen is home to film screenings and media festivals. The Center for the Arts is home of the departments of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education; Dance; Music; and Theatre Arts. The Center for the Arts provides multiple facilities for students, including 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 dance studios, including a dance-theatre space. The Center for the Arts also houses the Asian Arts & Culture Center gallery; the Center for the Arts Gallery; the Community Arts Center; and the Community Dance Center. Stephens Hall houses a large performance space for dance, opera, and musicals.

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

The college also sponsors international exchange programs with schools in Australia, China, Germany, Ireland, Korea, Russia, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Costa Rica, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

COFAC is a vibrant and busy college. Please visit our website to see all the many programs, activities and events that COFAC has to offer.

Regina Carlow, Dean