The College of Communication and Fine Arts offers a diverse array of curriculum to cultivate creativity, critical thinking, and professional expertise. Students can explore various disciplines including art, communication, design, dance, journalism, film, music, strategic media, architecture and theatre. The curriculum is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of each field while also fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. Through hands-on experiences, theoretical studies and practical application, students develop the skills and knowledge necessary for success in their chosen career. With dedicated faculty, facilities and a vibrant campus community, the College of Communication and Fine Arts at the University of Memphis provides an enriching educational experience that empowers students to excel in their endeavors and make meaningful contributions to society.

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Architecture is the art and science of designing and constructing spaces that harmonize functionality, aesthetics and sustainability, making it a compelling field of study for those passionate about shaping the built environment and addressing societal needs through innovative design solutions. Learn More >

  • Architecture, (B.F.A.)
  • Interior Architecture, (B.F.A.)

  • Architecture, (Accelerated B.F.A./M.Arch.)

  • Architecture, (M.Arch.)

Art and Design

Art and design encompass the creative exploration and expression of ideas, emotions, and perspectives through various media, making it an enriching field of study for individuals seeking to cultivate their imagination, critical thinking skills and ability to communicate visually, while contributing to cultural discourse and innovation. Learn More >

  • Art Education Concentration, (B.F.A.)
  • Fashion Design Concentration, (B.A.)
  • Fashion Merchandising Concentration, (B.A.)
  • Global Art Histories Concentration, (B.A.)
  • Graphic Design Concentration, (B.F.A.)
  • Photography Concentration, (B.F.A.)
  • Studio Arts Concentration, (B.F.A.)
  • Visual Arts Concentration, (B.A.)

  • Art History Minor
  • Fashion Design Minor
  • Fashion Merchandising Minor
  • Graphic Design Minor
  • Photography Minor
  • Studio Arts Minor
  • Web Design Minor

  • Graphic Design, (Accelerated B.F.A./M.F.A.)

  • African American - African Diaspora Art Histories, (M.A.)
  • African American and African Diaspora Art Histories Concentration with Museum Studies Certificate (M.A.)
  • Ceramics Concentration, (M.F.A.)
  • Egyptian Art and Archaeology, (M.A.)
  • General Art History, (M.A.)
  • Graphic Design Concentration, (M.F.A.)
  • Museum Practices, (M.A.)
  • Painting Concentration, (M.F.A.)
  • Printmaking/Photography Concentration, (M.F.A.)
  • Sculpture Concentration, (M.F.A.)

  • Graphic Design Certificate
  • Museum Studies Certificate

Arts Entrepreneurship

Arts entrepreneurship is the strategic fusion of artistic creativity and business acumen to innovate, promote and sustain artistic endeavors, making it a vital field of study for individuals aspiring to navigate the complexities of the creative industries, cultivate sustainable careers and drive cultural and economic impact through their artistic pursuits.

  • Arts Entrepreneurship Certificate

Communication and Film

Communication and film involve the study and practice of storytelling, visual expression and the exchange of ideas through various media, making it a dynamic field of study for individuals interested in understanding the power of media, honing their narrative skills and influencing society through compelling storytelling and visual communication. Learn More >

  • Communication Studies Concentration, (B.A.)
  • Film and Video Production Concentration, (B.A.)

  • Communication Minor

  • Communication, (Accelerated B.A./M.A.)

  • Communication, (M.A.)
  • Communication, (Ph.D.)

  • Health Communication Certificate

Journalism and Strategic Media

Journalism and strategic media encompass the exploration, analysis and dissemination of information through various platforms, making it an essential field of study for individuals interested in uncovering truths, shaping public discourse and navigating the evolving landscape of media to inform and engage audiences effectively in an increasingly interconnected world. Learn More >

  • Advertising Concentration, (B.A.)
  • Broadcast Journalism Concentration, (B.A.)
  • Creative Mass Media Concentration, (B.A.)
  • Integrated Social Media Concentration, (B.A.)
  • Journalism (B.A.)
  • Public Relations Concentration, (B.A.)
  • Sports Media Concentration, (B.A.)

  • Advertising Minor
  • Creative Mass Media Minor
  • Journalism Minor
  • Public Relations Minor
  • Social Media Minor

  • Journalism, (Accelerated B.A./M.A.)
  • Strategic Media, (Accelerated B.A./M.A.)

  • Journalism and Strategic Media (M.A.)
  • Mass Media Research Concentration, (M.A.)
  • Open-Source Investigative Reporting Concentration, (M.A.)

  • Entrepreneurial Media Certificate
  • Multimedia Storytelling Certificate
  • Social Media Analysis and Strategy Certificate


Music is the art of organizing sounds and rhythms to evoke emotions and communicate ideas, making it a valuable field of study for individuals passionate about expressing themselves creatively, understanding cultural diversity and enriching the human experience through sonic exploration and performance. Learn More >

  • Commercial Music Performance Concentration, (B.M.)
  • Composition Concentration, (B.M.)
  • Jazz and Studio Composition/Arranging Concentration, (B.M.)
  • Jazz and Studio Performance Concentration, (B.M.)
  • Music, (B.A.)
  • Music Business Concentration, (B.M.)
  • Music Education (Choral) Concentration, (B.M.)
  • Music Education (Instrumental) Concentration, (B.M.)
  • Music History Concentration, (B.M.)
  • Music Therapy Concentration, (B.M)
  • Performance Concentration, (B.M.)
  • Recording Technology Concentration, (B.M.)

  • Music Industry Minor
  • Music Minor

  • Composition Concentration, (D.M.A.)
  • Composition Concentration, (M.Mu.)
  • Conducting Concentration, (D.M.A.)
  • Conducting Concentration, (M.Mu.)
  • Jazz and Studio Music Concentration, (M.Mu.)
  • Music Education Concentration, (M.Mu.)
  • Music Education Concentration, (Ph.D.)
  • Musicology Concentration, (M.Mu.)
  • Musicology Concentration, (Ph.D.)
  • Orff-Schulwerk Concentration, (M.Mu.)
  • Pedagogy Concentration, (M.Mu.)
  • Performance Concentration, (D.M.A.)
  • Performance Concentration, (M.Mu.)

  • Artist Diploma Certificate
  • Early Music Certificate
  • Vocology Certificate

Theatre and Dance

Theatre and dance involve the collaborative creation of live performances that explore human experiences, emotions and societal issues, making it an essential field of study for individuals seeking to develop their artistic expression, cultivate empathy and engage with diverse perspectives while honing their skills in storytelling and physical communication. Learn More >

  • Dance Concentration, (B.F.A.)
  • Dance Science Concentration, (B.F.A)
  • Design and Technical Production Concentration, (B.F.A.)
  • Musical Theatre Concentration, (B.F.A.)
  • Performance Concentration, (B.F.A.)

  • Dance Minor
  • Theatre Minor

  • Design and Technical Production Concentration, (M.F.A.)
  • Directing Concentration, (M.F.A.)