Division of Fine Arts
Welcome to Concord University's Division of Fine Arts. At Concord, we strive to create an atmosphere that allows a student's artistic expression and creation to grow. We are able to do this by giving students the freedom to work closely with their professors in the classroom and to work individually. Our faculty and staff have attended top colleges and universities and are able to give students the benefits of their experiences so they may better develop their skills. The Division of Fine Arts is separated into three disciplines: Art, Communication Arts, and Music. Our programs are set up in such a way that students will become more and more proficient in their chosen discipline the further they progress in their studies.
About the Division
Housed in one of the finest facilities of its kind, the Division of Fine Arts provides academic programs in Art, Communication Arts (including Theater), and Music. The Division also participates in many interdisciplinary programs and activities. Many co-curricular programs provide activities in the Fine and Performing Arts to the academic community and the community-at-large.
Professional musicians, actors, speakers and artists are brought into the community through the Artist-Lecture Series, which is sponsored and administrated by the Division of Fine Arts. Participation in these community outreach programs provides firsthand practical experience for students in public relations, advertising and professional development.
Department of Art
The programs of study offered by the Department of Art are based on the conviction that the artist is of essential value to his or her time and culture. Opportunities are provided to help the individual develop talents in an orderly and logical manner. The department has programs for students seeking careers as teachers, as advertising/graphic design professionals, as studio artists, and for those planning to attend graduate schools. The school offers experience in a variety of media, including a unique program in crafts and training in hand-build ceramics. The Division of Fine Arts facility contains a newly installed graphic design computer laboratory.
Department of Communication Arts
Courses and programs in Communication Arts are designed to enable students to become more effective communicators and to recognize the impact of the speech act in a free society. The program allows students to study concepts and theories in the classroom and provides opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience in their area of interest. Students studying communication arts may pursue a BA in Communication Arts with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism, Public Relations, or Theatre. Minors in either Communication Arts or Theatre are available for those seeking a degree in another discipline.
Department of Music
The main objective of the Music Department is to graduate competent, sensitive performing musicians. Our program will prepare students to enter a variety of musical careers, including teaching music in the public schools. All students will have many opportunities to perform in juried examinations, public recitals, and in other, less formal venues. As music majors, students receive individual attention and instruction and will gain experience working in musical groups of different sizes. Because of this emphasis on performance, students can expect to plan daily practice sessions of at least two to three hours.
Interested in Studying the fine arts at Concord University? Explore our programs.
Division of Fine Arts
1000 Vermillion Street
Athens, WV 24712
Phone #: 304-384-5275
Fax #: 304-384-3384
Marcheta Gunter, Division of Fine Arts Secretary