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, Interdisciplinary 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 Interdisciplinary 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.
Leeta Harding, The Past and Future Merge: Portraits of Young Women from Rural North Carolina. Harding’s photographic work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Europe; a cover photographer and interviewer for Index Magazine from 1997-2006, she’s also contributed to Harper’s Bazaar, Vice Magazine, and New York Magazine. “We all have stories to tell,” Harding says. “I want people to identify with my photographs in a way that’s personal. The women I photograph let me into their lives, so I’m letting the viewer into the stories we create.”
Paperworks It takes a special curiosity to wonder how something was made. Paper is not something that stays at the forefront of most ponderings, but Chowan University’s Dr. Mitch Henke, Associate Professor of Graphic Communications, creates imaginative paper that is sure to interest all who see it. From a variety of unlikely materials like cotton, lottery tickets, and wasp nests, Henke collaborated with Jacob Muldowney, Assistant Professor of Art, and Jennifer Newhouse, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, to present a new art exhibition at Chowan University entitled “Paper Works”.