College of Fine Arts and Communication

Message from the Dean


Jean Miller

Welcome to the College of Fine Arts and Communication.

The College of Fine Arts and Communication (CoFAC) is all of this and much more. The departments and disciplines represented in CoFAC - art and art history, communication, media studies, music, and theatre and dance - are all closely linked by their core values to build and facilitate access to information, communication, and connection; elevate the human spirit; provide understanding and historical context; enhance critical thinking; and entertain with imagination, originality, and unique interpretation. Collectively, we celebrate discovery and the pursuit of excellence, with the aim of preparing students with the academic foundation and professional skills needed to accomplish their career and life goals.

I invite you to explore the UMSL and CoFAC websites to learn more about us - the people, programs, and opportunities; the Touhill Performing Arts Center; and new developments with St. Louis Public Radio (KWMU) and UMSL at Grand Center. As you will see, CoFAC is making important cultural and economic contributions to the region - and educating students is at the center of it all.

Jean M.K. Miller, Dean
College of Fine Arts and Communication