College of Arts and Media

Administrative Officers

Title/Department Officer
Dean Ronald Shields, Ph.D.
rshield@shsu.edu; (936) 294-2772
Associate Dean Mia Long Anderson, Ph.D.
mlonganderson@shsu.edu; (936) 294-2773
Associate Dean Penelope Hasekoester, Ph.D.
drm_pah@shsu.edu; (936) 294-1330
Department of Art Michael Henderson, M.F.A., Chair
mhenderson@shsu.edu; (936) 294-1314
Department of Dance Jennifer Pontius, M.F.A., Chair
dnc_jkp@shsu.edu; (936) 294-1300
Department of Mass Communication Wojciech Lorenc, Ph.D., Chair
wlorenc@shsu.edu; (936) 294-1341
Department of Theatre & Musical Theatre Thomas Prior, M.F.A., Chair
drm_tcp@shsu.edu; (936) 294-1329
School of Music Scott Plugge, D.M.A., Director
mus_sdp@shsu.edu; (936) 294-1360

About the College

The college is comprised of the Departments of Art, Dance, Mass Communication, Theatre & Musical Theatre, and the School of Music—five outstanding divisions 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.

Master's Degree

Departments Programs
Art Art and Social Practice, MFA
Dance Dance, MFA
Mass Communication Digital Media, MA
Mass Communication Digital Media Production, MFA
School of Music Band Studies, MA
School of Music Music, MM

Certificates

Departments Programs
School of Music Performer's Certficate: Post-Baccalaureate
School of Music Artist Diploma Certificate: Post-Master's