College of Arts and Media

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Established in 2021, the College of Arts and Media (CAM) promotes scholarly rigor, innovative experimentation, and creative production. Here, students find opportunities in Architecture, Art and Design, Journalism, Media Arts, Music, and Theater. The college’s mix of liberal arts and conservatory programs inspire new generations of gifted artists and designers, as well as curious scholars and storytellers, forged in an environment of vision, depth, knowledge, praxis, and courage. The college boasts a range of nationally accredited and internationally recognized programs, composed of a diverse faculty of respected scholars and award-winning creative professionals who mentor students to achieve academic excellence, to address grand challenges, and find rewarding careers in the 21st century. 

The College of Arts and Media consists of 6 academic units: School of Architecture, School of Art and Design, School of Journalism, School of Media Arts, the School of Music, and the Department of Theater. Interdisciplinary graduate programs for the School of Journalism and the School of Media Arts are administered at the college level. 

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School of Architecture

  • Master of Architecture
  • Integrated Path of Architectural Licensure (NCARB IPAL option)

School of Art and Design

  • Master of Fine Arts, Art
  • Graduate Certificate, Art History

School of Music

  • Master of Music, Music

Department of Theater

  • Master of Fine Arts, Theater
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Studies (Joint program with Department of Communication Studies that includes performance studies)

College of Arts and Media

  • Master of Arts, Media Theory and Research
  • Master of Science, Professional Media and Media Management Studies
  • Master of Fine Arts, Mass Communication and Media Arts
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Mass Communication and Media Arts

Admission and Graduation Policies

 Admission and graduation policies are established by Graduate School and the programs.  

Accreditation

National Architectural Accrediting Board (naab.org)

  • Master of Architecture

National Association of Schools of Music (nasm.arts-accredit.org)

  • Master of Music, Music

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (nasad.arts-accredit.org)

  • Master of Fine Arts, Art
  • Master of Fine Arts, Mass Communication and Media Arts
  • Graduate Certificate, Art History

National Association of Schools of Theater (nast.arts-accredit.org)

  • Master of Fine Arts, Art
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Communication Studies (Joint program with Department of Communication Studies that includes performance studies)

Contact

Office of the Dean
College of Arts and Media, MC 6606
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-453-4308