• Tom and Melinda Cook  + 3 – a true Appalachian family
  • Hope finds her passion
  • A Scholarship Opens Doors
  • Bobby Martin ’92 – from “lousy student” to magna cum laude to entrepreneur – shares thoughts on success
  • Building a future of hope
  • Vargas’ year in France affirms self-reliance, inspires him to give back
  • A commitment to recognizing and developing student potential
  • A record of excellence
  • Scholarship making a dream a reality
  • A Rich Learning Experience

College of Fine and Applied Arts

Connecting people, technology, expression, innovation and creativity

The College of Fine and Applied Arts transforms students into leaders by providing a well-rounded education, instilling vital communications skills, fostering sustainability concepts and practices, creating laboratory learning experiences with cutting edge technology and expanding appreciation for cultural diversity. This creative educational environment prepares students for careers in a variety of fields.

The college is a dynamic group of seven academic departments including Applied Design, Art, Communication, Military Science and Leadership, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment and Theatre and Dance.

The college focuses on integrating theory and practice and offering hands-on experiential learning, international experiences and interdisciplinary engagement. With more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate majors, approximately 250 faculty and staff and nearly 11,000 alumni, the college brings together a variety of perspectives, experiences and real-world education to provide opportunities for student success.

For continued success and innovation in its academic programs, the College of Fine and Applied Arts must invest in technology, laboratories, studios and equipment. To recruit and retain the best and brightest students and the most talented faculty, we must be able to provide travel, research and professional development opportunities comparable to those offered at other leading institutions. To matriculate future leaders, we must be able to deliver learning experiences beyond our campus, and offer these experiences to all students — including those with financial need. It is only with private resources that we will be able to provide a future in which these needs are fulfilled. With your help, Appalachian's College of Fine and Applied Arts can ensure a bright future for our students, and help them change the world.

Learn more at faa.appstate.edu.