Message From The Chair

Thank you for visiting the Department of Fine Arts website and exploring the numerous opportunities to engage in creative endeavors.

Art, Music, Speech and Theatre, and Music Education in collaboration with the College of Education, comprise the Department of Fine Arts and undergraduate degrees are offered in each discipline. Curricular programs in all disciplines emphasize both the academic and the artistic education of students while supporting the institution's mission. Each division seeks to prepare its majors to become competent professionals in an artistic area by providing classes and activities that are both challenging and stimulating in an atmosphere that encourages intellectual, artistic, technological, and personal growth. The department also provides core curriculum courses, Art Appreciation, Music Appreciation, and Public Speaking, for the all students. Each division is fortunate to have talented and dedicated faculty members who are committed to serving and guiding students during their academic tenure.

The mission of the Department of Fine Arts is to provide high quality academic and artistic education for the members of the ASU community. The department's mission is central to the University, because the arts are at the heart of intellectual, social, and personal development and human interaction.

To meet the objectives of this mission, the Department offers the following:

  • Required courses
  • Elective courses appropriate for all university majors
  • Main stage productions, exhibits, and rhetoric presentations
  • Performance opportunities in theatre and music
  • Community outreach opportunities
  • Field experiences in artistic and education settings


The Department offers performing opportunities in ensembles that include the ASU Theatre Ensemble, the Concert Chorale & Chamber Singers, The ASU Marching Rams Show band, Jazz Band, the ASU Symphonic and Concert Bands, and numerous smaller ensembles. We are equally proud of the art exhibits, solo recitals, and rhetoric presentations of Fine Arts students and faculty members.

Again, thank you for visiting the Department of Fine Arts website. I encourage you to look at our calendar of events and perhaps come to our performances and exhibits.

Please feel free to contact us for more additional information.

Dr. Marcia Mitchell Hood, Chair

  • Department of Fine Arts
    Albany State University
    504 College Drive
    Albany, Georgia 31705
  • Phone: (229) 430-4849
  • (229) 430-0425