Sep 24, 2023  
2020-21 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-21 Undergraduate Bulletin Archived

College of Fine Arts


Miller Science Building, Room 100
Phone: (936) 468-2801
Fax: (936) 468-1168
P.O. Box 13022, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962


The College of Fine Arts is a professional and academic unit of Stephen F. Austin State University comprising the School of Art, the School of Music, and the School of Theatre, and offering the University Series and the Children’s Performing Arts Series.


As a professional and academic unit of the university, the College of Fine Arts provides the leadership, resources and expertise to assure effective teaching, relevant research and scholarship, excellent creative activity, meaningful service and high-quality arts programming to the college community, the university and the citizens of East Texas.


The academic programs of the College of Fine Arts are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the National Association of Schools of Music, and the National Association of Schools of Theatre. In addition, the respective departments are institutional members of the Texas Association of Schools of Art, Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Educational Theatre Association.

Advising and Student Services

All students majoring in a discipline within the College of Fine Arts must undergo academic advising prior to each registration period. The directors of the schools assign faculty advisors.

Scholarships and Fellowships

All three schools offer talent-based scholarships. One may obtain information on eligibility and the application process from the directors of the schools.

Student Organizations

The College of Fine Arts houses the following student organizations:

  • School of Art: Art Alliance, Art Metal-Jewelry Society, SFA AIGA student chapter and Photo Club
  • School of Music: Pi Kappa Lambda, Mu Phi Epsilon, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, Phi Boota Roota, Sigma Alpha Iota, Beta Gamma Omega and Beta Omicron Beta
  • School of Theatre: Alpha Psi Omega, Multicultural Ensemble, Speak Up: Devised Theatre and The Fredonia Players


The College of Fine Arts offers:

  1. degree programs in the Schools of Art, Music and Theatre
  2. opportunities for educational experiences within the context of general education, professional education and enrichment activities
  3. and visual and performing arts programming for the university and the citizens of East Texas. The primary charge of the college is to prepare students who aspire to careers in the visual and performing arts.

All activities of the college, therefore, shall be of such relevance and quality that they will contribute positively to its educational mandate.

The primary goals of the college are the following:

  1. To provide appropriate professional preparation to students aspiring to careers in the visual or performing arts
  2. To provide relevant educational experiences in the arts for the general university student who may elect courses within the college for the purpose of satisfying general education requirements or for the purpose of expanding and enriching her/his university experience.
  3. To provide comprehensive and quality visual and performing arts experiences for the university and the East Texas community.
  4. To provide a quality faculty who are effective teachers, current and active in their disciplines, and engaged in meaningful services.
  5. To provide and support additional activities and opportunities appropriate to the mission of the university.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

The School of Art offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts and the Bachelor of Arts with studio concentrations in advertising design, art education, ceramics, filmmaking, digital media, drawing, jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

The School of Music offers the Bachelor of Music with instruction in either composition, music history/literature, music performance, music theory, sound recording technology or teacher certification.

The School of Theatre offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts and the Bachelor of Arts with instruction in acting, design, directing, dramatic writing, stage management, theatre and film history, and technical theatre.

All schools in the College of Fine Arts offer programs in teacher education.

Fine arts students placed on suspension should see the dean of the College of Fine Arts as soon as possible after being so notified. The College of Fine Arts will adhere to the university policy for reinstatement as explained under the Academic Programs and Policies  section of this bulletin.