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College of the Arts

A nexus of creative activity enriching the educational experience.

The College of the Arts is a nexus of creative activity enriching the educational experience of its students through curricula designed to meet their needs for competing in a global economy while enhancing Columbus's reputation as a cultural center in Georgia and fostering economic development in the region. From its nationally accredited programs in art, music and theatre to its communication program's Non Profit and Civic Engagement Center (NPACE), the College is building upon its well-deserved reputation for excellence. With world-class, state-of-the-art facilities on the historic RiverPark Campus, the College endeavors to attract nationally and internationally recognized faculty so as to foster active student engagement in the intellectual and creative process.

Faculty strive to achieve a high level of distinction in knowledge transfer by demonstrating a commitment to leadership in faculty and student scholarship and creative activity. Furthermore, faculty maintain a heritage of collaborative relationships with artistic, cultural, professional and educational organizations by continually developing contemporary, rigorous and innovative programming targeted at enriching the lives of Georgians.

The College is a major economic force in the revitalization of Uptown Columbus, contributing more than $26 million to the local economy while attracting thousands of visitors by hosting international conferences in music, state meetings in art and theatre, and by presenting 250 performances and art exhibitions annually. Additionally, more than a dozen non-profit organizations receive more than 1,000 student work hours of assistance with communication projects through the College's NPACE each year.

The College of the Arts provides excellent academic programs and dynamic community outreach as it continues its transformational effect on the RiverPark Campus, Uptown Columbus, and Southwest Georgia. RiverPark is truly an incubator for creative inquiry and expression.

Million Dollars Contributed to the Local Economy

Performances and Art Exhibitions Annually

Student Work Hours of Assistance With Community Projects

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  Give to the College of the Arts

Private giving to Columbus State University's College of the Arts is more than just a gift. It's an investment in the college and the community. You can direct your gift to support a specific unit within the college if you choose. Just designate your gift to Friends of Art, Department of Communication, Friends of Music, Theatre Angels, The Bo Bartlett Center or, to support the entire college, to College of the Arts.