School of Fine and Applied Arts

Welcome to the School of Fine and Applied Arts

Chowan University’s School of Fine and Applied Arts offers excellent degree programs in Communication Arts, Integrative Studies, Music, and Theater. With top-notch faculty, rich curricular offerings, career fairs, and internships, transitioning into graduate studies or employment opportunities are the natural goals  of the educational plan at Chowan.

The Department of Communication Arts includes programs of study which lead to a Minor in Drama, a B.A. or B.S. in Studio Arts, a Pre- Art Therapy Track within the Studio Arts curriculum, a B.S in Graphic Design, a B.S. in Graphic Communications with concentrations in Graphic Design or Business Management, Minors in Graphic Design and Studio Art and an Associate degree in Printing Production and Imaging Technology. Interactive Design, Print Technology, and Packaging Design are heavily embedded within the Graphic Communications program.

Chowan University's Department of Integrative Studies is uniquely designed to allow students the freedom to establish a specialized major that is directly devoted to a student's individual interests and needs when the interests, plans, or abilities overlap multiple academic departments.

Instruction in music theory, performance, music history, ensembles, keyboard, music technology and music education are educational programs that lead to the degrees of a  B.A. in  Music , B.S. in (K-12) Music Education, a B.A. in Music, Music Industry Emphasis or a Music Minor. The University is an accredited member of NASM. Additionally, the Music Education curriculum is accredited by NCATE and approved by NCDPI.  

To learn more about the arts at Chowan, please visit our website


Dean and Chairs

Mary Hellmann, DMA
Chair, Department of Music
John Pond, MDiv, DMin
Chair, Department of Integrative Studies