College of Fine Arts and Communication

  • painting class at Lamar University

    Lamar University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Earn a B.F.A. in Graphic Design or Studio Art or a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design or Art Education.

  • broadcasting

    The Department of Communication offers a Bachelor of Science in Communication for students interested in the study of - and careers in - advertising, broadcasting, corporate communication (including public relations), film and journalism.

  • American Sign Language

    The Department of Deaf Studies prepares American Sign Language teachers and interpreters, teachers of Deaf children from early childhood to secondary levels, as well as university professors and administrators.

  • Wind Ensemble Concert

    Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music offers four undergraduate degrees and two graduate degrees.

  • Speech Clinic

    LU's Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences supports instruction, research and service, and offers degrees at undergraduate through doctoral levels.

  • Boeing Boeing production photo by Lynn Lane

    Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Theatre & Dance may select an emphasis in acting, dance, or technical theatre.


The college has six academic departments:

Communication & Media
Deaf Studies & Deaf Education
Speech & Hearing Sciences
Theatre & Dance


View a virtual tour of LU's campus, starting at the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music. 

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Extravagant traditions: Museum explores the homecoming mum through photography exhibit

The Port Arthur News - An art exhibit at Lamar University is spotlighting the bigger and better tradition of the not-so-humble Texas mum. Read More

Small life on big stage: Lamar professor uses microbial diseases in dress and dance

The Port Arthur News - Art is inspired by many things in life, including those too small to see with the naked eye.

Cherie Acosta of Lamar’s Department of Theatre and Dance helped bring the microscopic world of cellular diseases to vivid display through a combination of dress and dance. Read More

Speech & Hearing Sciences Receives $397,800 NIH Grant for Tinnitus Research

Vinaya Manchaiah, associate professor and Jo Mayo Endowed Professor in Lamar University’s Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health-National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders for $397,800 to study relief efforts for tinnitus sufferers in the U.S. Read More


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Why choose the College of Fine Arts & Communication?

  • Individual attention

  • Faculty and students are actively involved in research and creative activities.

  • Active, engaged student organizations

  • Diverse course offerings

  • Collaboration across departments, such as dance performances choreographed using American Sign Language and musical scoring of student-produced documentary films 


From performing arts to speech pathology, painting to publishing, we prepare our students to become leaders in their fields. 

Enriching natural talents to enrich the lives of others. 

collage image of ASL, sax player, broadcasting students