Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

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Explore your creativity at Wayne State University

Located in Midtown Detroit—a setting of cultural diversity and advanced technologies—the College of Fine, Performing & Communication Arts (CFPCA) at Wayne State University offers students the benefit of expert faculty and state-of-the-art resources.

As the cultural gateway of Wayne State University, CFPCA connects students to the community, museums, galleries, libraries, theatres, and other venues where Warriors exhibit work, present research, and perform on stage and in concert. There are also opportunities to intern with some of Metro Detroit's top companies in advertising, public relations, journalism, and other industries.

Visual Arts
The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art & Art History is a community of students, staff, and faculty who are devoted to enhancing the study and practice of art history, design, and fine art. Students sustain these disciplines through rigorous research, creative production, instruction, and community engagement within the context of an urban research university. 

Performing Arts
The WSU Theatre program is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in all aspects of theatre and theatre production. After completing a rigorous fundamental sequence of courses, students will be prepared to choose their path of study. Our Dance program prepares students for professional careers as performing artists, choreographers, dance teachers, and informed dance audience members. The Dance program offers curricular choices at the undergraduate and post-degree levels, integrating a thorough understanding of applied and theoretical principles of movement with the newest forms and ideas in contemporary dance performance, choreography, and dance education.

Wayne State University Quick Facts
• Student population: Nearly 20,000 undergraduates
• Student-faculty ratio: 16:1
• Number of academic programs: 340 programs divided into 13 schools and colleges
• In-state tuition and fees: $13,922
• Out-of-state tuition and fees: $29,754
• Room and board: $10,694 (varies depending on housing and meal plan options)
College of Fine, Performing & Communication Arts Academic Programs
• Art           
• Art History
• Communication Studies
• Dance                                        
• Design                                             
• Design & Merchandising
• Film
• Journalism
• Media Arts & Studies
• Music
• Public Relations
• Theatre

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