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Ms. Phyllis KlodaGreetings! As dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts I would like to extend a warm welcome to all students.  Now in its 48th year, the college consists of seven departments of Applied Design, Art, Communication, Military Science and Leadership, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment and Theatre and Dance.  I believe we offer an incredible range of innovative programs embracing disciplines as diverse as Electronic Media and Broadcasting, to Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture to Commercial Photography, Sustainable Technology, Theatre Education and more.

As one of the more unique colleges at Appalachian, the concepts of sustainability, communication, technology, creative practice and design are at the heart of what defines us.

These opportunities provide an exciting and stimulating learning experience, partnering you with leading scholars and immersing you in our large and diverse student community. The college boasts an extraordinary group of faculty and students whose research is unique, cutting edge and recognized on international and national levels. It is this very creative and innovative thinking coupled with hands-on learning that will provide you the knowledge, skills and experiences to succeed in the highly competitive global job market.

But in the end, it all comes down to people. As dean, I am constantly inspired by our amazing students and committed faculty and staff. Our students travel together and collaborate on creative research projects in a supportive and respectful environment. I invite you to find your inspiration in the College of Fine and Applied Arts and to explore our unique programs and offerings, schedule a visit or contact us for more information.  

Phyllis Kloda, Dean 
College of Fine and Applied Arts