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New Degrees and Programs

Columbus State University's College of the Arts is pleased to announce three new degree programs: the Master of Music in Performance offered through the Schwob School of Music, the Master of Education in Theatre Education offered through the Department of Theatre, and the Bachelor of Arts in Art History offered through the Department of Art.

Film Certificate

The Department of Communication offers a certificate program developed through the Georgia Film Academy. The Department of Theatre and the Springer Opera House collaborate to prepare students for employment in Georgia's fast-growing film and television industry. Students completing the 18-hour program are eligible for Georgia Film Academy certification.


Social Media Certificate

The Department of Communication and Turner College of Business collaborate to offer students and communication professionals training in social media marketing and communication. Students gain knowledge in social media marketing, writing for social media, analytics, web design, and other areas.


Certificate in Visual Arts Communication
The Department of Communication, in collaboration with the Department of Art, offers a new certificate program focused on visual communication. Coursework includes digital art and design, interactive media, video production, and public relations.


Minor in Dance

The Department of Theatre announces the creation of a minor in Dance beginning fall 2016. The Dance program will be headed by Professor Karyn Tomczak, who holds the newly-established Vicki Jiles Flanagan distinguished faculty chair in Dance. Along with courses in composition and history, other classes will include multiple levels of tap, ballet, jazz, modern, and other forms.


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Art


The B.A. in Art History degree program seamlessly integrates the fine and liberal arts to serve the needs of students wishing to be involved in the fine arts from a scholarly rather than a creative perspective. It teaches students to think critically about visual material and to integrate that understanding with other forms of information. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills to prepare them to enter graduate school in the field and to pursue other educational and professional opportunities. The study of art history can lead to professions such as museum curator, art gallery professional, arts administrator, conservator, archivist, or museum technician or to move on to opportunities in a number of other professional disciplines.

The 36-semester hour M.M. in Performance degree program includes a 14-hour academic core and a 12-hour applied music core, with the balance of courses being selected by students to meet their professional goals and needs. All students are required to complete and pass a graduate recital consisting of at least 60 minutes duration deemed at the appropriate graduate level and an oral examination by a graduate committee. Students in the program will demonstrate advanced competencies in music performance; gain knowledge and skills in one or more fields of music outside the major such as theory and analysis, history and literature, musicology and ethnomusicology, and pedagogy; if voice majors, demonstrate proficiency in English, German, French, and Italian diction and have general phonetic knowledge and skills that can be applied to other languages; and will complete a culminating demonstration of professional capability in the major field.

The M.Ed. in Theatre Education degree program is a 32 credit hour program offered primarily during a sequence of three summers, allowing educators to maintain their teaching positions while pursuing a graduate degree. Students may elect to take online education courses during the fall and spring semesters. The program prepares students to use the techniques of the theatre artist to improve the learning process across the curriculum and in the differentiated classroom, to demonstrate effective pedagogical strategy and practical teaching effectiveness through development of curriculum, to apply appropriate research methods, to understand how the dramatic arts can impact the curriculum in P-12 schools and the community as a whole, to demonstrate and assess practical skills for the creation and production of plays in P-12 schools, and to analyze previous research, attitudes, and performance theories in the theatre arts from a critical perspective.

For more information, please contact:

Department of Art - 706.507.8301
Schwob School of Music - 706.649.7225
Department of Theatre - 706.507.8401
College of the Arts - 706.507.8041

Marketing Office - 706.507.8415


CSU College of the Arts
4225 University Avenue
Columbus, GA 31907-5645