Appalachian State University's College of Fine and Applied Arts is a dynamic and innovative group of academic departments including Applied Design, Art, Communication, Military Science and Leadership, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, Theatre and Dance. The College of Fine and Applied Arts is characterized by the educational approach of integrating theory and practice, offering students the knowledge and experience for continued education or employment. Programs within the College feature opportunities for hands-on experiential learning, international experiences, and interdisciplinary engagement. The College emphasizes undergraduate teaching, while being active in grants and sponsored research. The College of Fine and Applied Arts provides a vibrant educational atmosphere, fostering the very best in teaching and learning.

With more than 2,900 undergraduate and graduate majors, 244 faculty and staff, and nearly 11,000 alumni from all over the country and the world, the College of Fine and Applied Arts brings together a variety of perspectives, experience and hands-on education to provide opportunities for great success for students and alumni. We invite alumni, friends, current and prospective students, faculty and staff, and parents to visit us here online or in person to experience the dynamic atmosphere of our disciplines and to explore the opportunities for a high quality education in fine and applied arts. We encourage you to contact us if you would like further information.

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