Appalachian State University’s College of Fine and Applied Arts is a dynamic and innovative group of seven academic departments. We focus on integrating theory and practice and offering hands-on experiential learning, international experiences and interdisciplinary engagement.  With more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate majors, over 200 faculty and staff and more than 26,500 living alumni hailing from all over the country and the world, the college brings together a variety of perspectives, experiences and real-world education to provide opportunities for student success. We invite you to experience our unique and collaborative programs.

This year, the college celebrates its 50th anniversary. Take a look back in time at how we've evolved and grown through the years.

Creative practice, visionary scholarship, innovative design and community engagement are the inspiration for sustainability efforts across the college. Sustainability is a cornerstone of our curriculum and in faculty research and teaching methods. Learn more about how we’re fostering sustainability throughout our departments and on campus in our sustainability section.