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College of Arts and Letters

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In the College of Arts and Letters; students are encouraged to learn and live responsibly and imaginatively, embracing diversity and collaboration as they strive to elucidate the larger human condition and shape intentional, ethical, socially just lives.

About the College of Arts and Letters

The departments of Art and Design, Communication, History and Philosophy, Languages and Literature, Music, and Theatre and Dance each reside in the College of Arts and Letters. Majors offered by the college include Art, Communication Arts, English, Foreign Languages, History, Philosophy, and Music. Each of these majors also offers a Teacher Education option. A variety of minors (including Asian Studies, Art History, Creative Writing, Latin American Studies, and Professional Writing to name a few) can also be found in the College of Arts and Letters. Programs in African American Studies, International Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies also provide minors for all majors on campus.

The college's academic departments are central to the liberal arts mission of the university. By offering several General Education courses required of all students, including courses that fulfill the Communication, History, and Humanities and Fine Arts requirements, students gain skills in critical and creative thinking, hone their abilities with oral and written communication, and gain greater knowledge of history and creative expressions of a diversity of cultures.

The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA or "seek-ah") is also housed in the College of Arts and Letters.  CECA brings both emerging and prominent artists from around the nation to Clarksville each year to present public concerts and lectures, work directly with students in master classes and workshops, and introduce innovative ways of making or exploring art.  CECA also manages the Community School of the Arts at APSU and the Acuff Chair of Excellence in the Creative Arts, an endowment given to APSU in 1984 by music legend Roy Acuff, which brings nationally and internationally renowned artists to the Austin Peay campus during a semester of intensive study with students in the arts.

Dr. Dixie Webb, Dean
College of Arts & Letters
Phone 931-221-6445

Departments & Programs

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African American Studies

The African American Studies program (AAST) is an interdisciplinary program of study about the history and culture of African Americans in the United States and the connections to the peoples of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

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Art & Design

APSU's art & design program offers studies in drawing, digital media, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, and art education.

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Women and Gender Studies

Interdisciplinary training for examining the complex questions and practice related to women and gender. Offers a wide range of courses that focus on gender, race, class, sexual orientation, sexual identity, and disabilities. Students develop knowledge, sklls, and resources to contribute to the area of social justice locally, nationally, and internationally.

Scott Raymond
Meet Scott Raymond

“At 2 a.m., when you're getting a little punchy, it's great to look up and remember that you're animating a T-Rex chasing after a country star.”

 

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APSU to receive Veteran Reconnect Grant during Oct. 2 ceremony

APSU to receive Veteran Reconnect Grant, providing funds for the development of new programs designed to promote the success of student veterans, during ceremony on Monday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.

Work by Andrew Scott Ross
APSU's CECA announces 2017-18 Tennessee Artist Fellow

The Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts is pleased to announce that Andrew Scott Ross, of Johnson City, is the 2017-18 recipient of the Tennessee Artist Fellowship.

Film Festival
Inaugural Film Genre Festival brings sci-fi classics to APSU

On each Tuesday beginning Sept. 26 and lasting through Oct. 31, a different film will be shown at 5 p.m. in the Art and Design Building, room 120. All screenings are free and include an introduction from the Austin Peay professor who selected the film.

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Sep
15
Aimee Nezhukutamathil, Visiting Writer Poetry Read
Date: September 15, 2017
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: MUC, Room 303
Concert
Sep
16
CCCA Cumberland Winds Jazz Combo
Date: September 16, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: MUC, Room 303

 

Oct
02
Dance Level One (ages 4-5)
Date: October 02, 2017
Time: 4:15 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: Memorial Health Dance Studio B
Oct
02
Intermediate Ballet- Level 2 (ages 11-13)
Date: October 02, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Memorial Health Dance Studio A
Oct
02
APSU Marching Band Practice
Date: October 02, 2017
Time: 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Stadium Fortera Field