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 for the Creative Arts is also housed in the College of Arts and Letters. The Acuff Chair of Excellence in the Creative Arts, endowed by the music legend Roy Acuff, brings nationally and internationally renowned artists in creative writing, dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts to the Austin Peay campus during a semester of intensive study with students in the arts.
Dr. Dixie Webb, Dean
College of Arts & Letters
Departments & Programs
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.
APSU's art & design program offers studies in drawing, digital media, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, and art education.
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.