About the College

Contributing to the cultural life of Towson and the Greater Baltimore region.

About the College

The College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) encourages students to develop their creative and analytical abilities, tailored to their aspirations, by encouraging dialogue, inspiration, passion and beauty. These attributes are fostered through a broad liberal arts education and specialized professional training.

Our seven departments — Art + Design, Art History, Art Education; Communication Studies; Dance; Electronic Media and Film; Mass Communication; Music; and Theatre Arts—offer a wide range of majors and concentrations. In addition to programs of study for our majors and minors, we also offer all TU students the opportunity to participate in an exciting variety of academic and artistic experiences.

Facilities in the College of Fine Arts and Communication are designed with an emphasis on the teaching and learning environment.

Mission Statement

The College of Fine Arts and Communication provides a challenging and responsive environment to support creative and scholarly exploration with an emphasis on quality, integrity and personal expression.

College of Fine Arts and Communication’s multidimensional education is student-centered and dynamic, seeking to engage the future by fostering interdisciplinary work, welcoming diversity in people and ideas, building collaborations with the community, and continually challenging boundaries. It offers Towson and the greater Baltimore community educational opportunities, performances, screenings, and exhibitions that inform, challenge, inspire, and uplift.

This unique educational experience results in highly motivated graduates who have both the professional preparation and theoretical framework to take risks while pursuing their artistic, scholarly and professional ambitions. 

COFAC Statement of Solidarity and Purpose

The Towson University College of Fine Arts and Communication condemns all racially motivated acts of violence, dehumanizing aggression, and the systemic racism that is ingrained in every aspect of higher education in this country. The onslaught of racism and violence against Black lives is not new and it impacts us all, especially those who witness partners, siblings, parents, children, and loved ones lose their lives and dignity in egregious and brutal attacks by law enforcement and unchecked gun violence. It needs to be said again and again – Black Lives Matter. Continue Reading