ECU SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS
The School of Fine Arts at East Central University houses the more artistic departments within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. The departments of Art + Design : Media + Communication and the Performing Arts are housed in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center that boasts 25 classrooms, three computer labs, the Dr. Arthur W. Kennedy Band Room, the William C. Thrash Studio, the Pogue Art Gallery, the Sculpture Garden, a black box theatre named the Chalmers Herman Theatre, Ataloa Theatre that seats more than 1,000 patrons, the Peshehonoff Scene Shop, and a Recording Studio. In this environment, students are sure to be able to grow their creative skills and explore interdisciplinary collaboration.
We offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with concentrations in Studio Art, Art Education, and Graphic Design. A minor is offered in Art. The Communication and Performance Studies Program at East Central University offers degrees in Theatre, Musical Theatre, and Communication. Students interested in pursuing careers in video, photojournalism, public relations and advertising can find their niche in the programs in Mass Communication. The Music Program allows students to explore musical talents and professions in various bands and ensembles, choirs, chorale, and chamber music groups.