Go back

College of Arts and Letters

symphony orchestra

In the College of Arts and Letters; students are encouraged to learn and live responsibly and imaginatively, embracing diversity and collaboration as they strive to elucidate the larger human condition and shape intentional, ethical, socially just lives.

About the College of Arts and Letters

The departments of Art and Design, Communication, History and Philosophy, Languages and Literature, Music, and Theatre and Dance each reside in the College of Arts and Letters. Majors offered by the college include Art, Communication Arts, English, Foreign Languages, History, Philosophy, and Music. Each of these majors also offers a Teacher Education option. A variety of minors (including Asian Studies, Art History, Creative Writing, Latin American Studies, and Professional Writing to name a few) can also be found in the College of Arts and Letters. Programs in African American Studies, International Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies also provide minors for all majors on campus.

The college's academic departments are central to the liberal arts mission of the university. By offering several General Education courses required of all students, including courses that fulfill the Communication, History, and Humanities and Fine Arts requirements, students gain skills in critical and creative thinking, hone their abilities with oral and written communication, and gain greater knowledge of history and creative expressions of a diversity of cultures.

The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA or "seek-ah") is also housed in the College of Arts and Letters.  CECA brings both emerging and prominent artists from around the nation to Clarksville each year to present public concerts and lectures, work directly with students in master classes and workshops, and introduce innovative ways of making or exploring art.  CECA also manages the Community School of the Arts at APSU and the Acuff Chair of Excellence in the Creative Arts, an endowment given to APSU in 1984 by music legend Roy Acuff, which brings nationally and internationally renowned artists to the Austin Peay campus during a semester of intensive study with students in the arts.

Dr. Dixie Webb, Dean
College of Arts & Letters
Phone 931-221-6445

Departments & Programs

placeholder
African American Studies

The African American Studies program (AAST) is an interdisciplinary program of study about the history and culture of African Americans in the United States and the connections to the peoples of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

Student with pottery
Art & Design

APSU's art & design program offers studies in drawing, digital media, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, and art education.

Student at the UC
Women and Gender Studies

Interdisciplinary training for examining the complex questions and practice related to women and gender. Offers a wide range of courses that focus on gender, race, class, sexual orientation, sexual identity, and disabilities. Students develop knowledge, sklls, and resources to contribute to the area of social justice locally, nationally, and internationally.

Scott Raymond
Meet Scott Raymond

“At 2 a.m., when you're getting a little punchy, it's great to look up and remember that you're animating a T-Rex chasing after a country star.”

 

Michael Smith
Educational Intelligence Visiting Lecture Series welcomes Michael R. Smith

The Educational Intelligence Visiting Lecture Series presented by the Department of Distance Education welcomes Michael R. Smith and his discussion, titled "Life NOW Learning" on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Morgan University Center Ballroom.

Garrett Coscolluela
Music major Coscolluela a part of world championship-winning drum corps

Garrett Coscolluela — a euphonium and trombone player — and his teammates on a national drum corp captured the Drum Corps International World Championship in August.

APSU wins big on Saturday
Govs win big during home opener

In front of a Fortera Stadium-record 8,152 fans, the Governors succeeded in going over, around and through Morehead State's defense for a 69-13 victory.

Students reading poetry
Sep
15
Aimee Nezhukutamathil, Visiting Writer Poetry Read
Date: September 15, 2017
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: MUC, Room 303
Concert
Sep
16
CCCA Cumberland Winds Jazz Combo
Date: September 16, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: MUC, Room 303

 

Oct
01
Last day to drop w/ W, F - Fall I FC
Date: October 01, 2017
Time: All day event
Location: N/A
Sep
30
Youth Ceramics (ages 8-16)
Date: September 30, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Trahern Trahern 101
Sep
30
Digital SLR Photography (ages 18+)
Date: September 30, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: AD Art & Design 111