Educating Socially Conscious Artists, Educators, and Scholars
At the Howard University College of Fine Arts, we inspire students to find their voices and grow their craft. Learn about our departments below.
Department of Art
The Department of Art offers exemplar instruction in the practice, history, and criticism of the visual arts and design, developing skilled and knowledgeable graduates who are prepared to compete for professional positions and engage in entrepreneurial endeavors as artists, designers, fashion merchandisers, interior designers, and art historians.
The Department of Music provides an exceptional scholarly environment for the study of music. Our purpose is provide diverse students of high artistic and academic potential with an advanced musical education. We place particular emphasis on educational and cultural opportunities for individuals of the global community, with focus given to the musical contributions of the African Diaspora.
The Department of Theatre Arts trains knowledgeable theatre and dance artists, theorists, historians, and teachers in the theatre and dance arts. We are dedicated to developing the highest quality of theatre and dance arts, and to the serious investigation and perpetuation of the experiences and aesthetics of Black theatre and dance.