Appalachian State University’s College of Fine and Applied Arts is a dynamic and innovative group of seven academic departments. We offer hands-on learning, international experiences and a collaborative curriculum.  With more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate majors, 200 faculty and staff and more than 26,500 alumni hailing from all over the country and the world, the college brings together a variety of opportunities to facilitate student success. We invite you to experience our unique and collaborative programs.

In 2018, the college celebrated its 50th anniversary. Take a look back in time at how we've evolved and grown.

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Appalachian interior design students’ concept ‘pops up’ at The Container Store Nov 15, 2019

When students Jake Still and Grace McCormick began brainstorming designs for a project in their applied design studio class at Appalachian State... Applied Design, Fine and Applied Arts

Yolanda Lopez, Portrait of the Artist as the Virgin of Guadalupe,1978.

A Feminist Arts Perspective: Community Invited To Free Author Lecture On Nov. 21 Nov 8, 2019

Appalachian State University presents a public lecture by Judith K.

Comm Professor Dr. Ed Brewer Publishes A New Book Nov 6, 2019

Congratulations to Department of Communication professor ... Communication

AppTV staff with new polos

AppTV Students Receive Logoed Station Merch From Carolina West Wireless Oct 28, 2019

The students behind (and in front of) the cameras at AppTV recently received a great branding

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