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College of Arts and Letters

Symphony Orchestra
Symphony Orchestra

The Austin Peay State University Symphony Orchestra develops students into professional educators and professional performers. Its 60 members include students from a variety of majors as well as several advanced community members from the Middle Tennessee area.

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
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.”

 

Students reading poetry
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

 

Aug
26
Classes Begin - Fall I FC
Date: August 26, 2017
Time: All day event
Location: N/A
Aug
26
Late registration - Fall I FC
Date: August 26, 2017
Time: All day event
Location: N/A
Aug
25
APSU Band Camp
Date: August 25, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Memorial Health MH Gym