College of Arts and Media
|Dean||Ronald Shields, Ph.D.
firstname.lastname@example.org; (936) 294-2771
|Associate Dean||Wayne Barrett, D.M.A.
email@example.com; (936) 294-2773
|Associate Dean||Penny Hasekoester, M.F.A.
firstname.lastname@example.org; (936) 294-1330
|Associate Dean||Brian Miller, D.M.A.
email@example.com; (936) 294-1117
|Department of Art||Michael Henderson, M.F.A., Chair
firstname.lastname@example.org; (936) 294-1318
|Department of Dance||Jennifer Pontius, M.F.A., Chair
email@example.com; (936) 294-1300
|Department of Mass Communication||Jean Bodon, Ph.D., Chair
firstname.lastname@example.org; (936) 294-4419
|Department of Theatre & Musical Theatre||Thomas Prior, M.F.A., Chair
email@example.com; (936) 294-1328
|School of Music||Scott Plugge, D.M.A., Director
firstname.lastname@example.org; (936) 294-1360
About the College
The College of Arts and Media is housed in the award-winning James & Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center, which opened in the Fall of 2010. The college comprises the Departments of Art, Dance, Mass Communication, Theatre & Musical Theatre, and the School of Music—five outstanding departments in one dynamic college that seeks to inspire, educate, and graduate creative artists and media professionals.
The College of Arts and Media enjoys state-of-the-art facilities in which to present unique and cutting-edge programming. Ranging from the traditional to the experimental, students can explore new frontiers in all their creative endeavors. From digital media to film to animation, broadcast journalism to public relations to graphic design, choreography to composition to conducting, and from stage management to scene design to acting, students in the arts and mass communication can find themselves at Sam Houston.
|Art||Art and Social Practice, MFA (Forthcoming as of Fall 2021)|
|Mass Communication||Digital Media, MA|
|Mass Communication||Digital Media Production, MFA|
|School of Music||Band Studies, MA|
|School of Music||Music, MM|
|Mass Communication||Graduate Certificate in Health Communication and Public Relations|
|School of Music||Performer's Certficate: Post-Baccalaureate|
|School of Music||Artist Diploma Certificate: Post-Master's|