Offering concentrations in ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, and printmaking, the Art and Design Department has a 100% job placement rate, and art majors have won numerous awards.
With four to five main stage shows per year, the Theatre and Film Department provides excellent opportunities if you are interested in performance or production. The department also houses JSU’s interdisciplinary film program.
Enjoy co-curricular engagement with the History Club or Phi Alpha Theta and study abroad with history and foreign languages faculty, who take students to such destinations as Rome and Colombia. Our alumni work in education, libraries, museums, translation, law, and non-profit organizations.
Do you love to read and think reading matters? Do you enjoy writing creatively? Study with experienced English faculty who mentor students towards careers in law, government, education, counseling, religious studies, and more.
This flexible major allows you to design your own curriculum and take classes on campus or online. The degree is available completely online and allows work experience to count for college credit.
Join the more than 300 undergraduate and graduate music majors and minors who learn from 38 world-class teachers, scholars, conductors, composers, and performers. Accredited by NASM, the department sponsors the Marching Southerners, Opera Theatre, Jazz Band, and over 20 other ensembles.
The goal of The Shakespeare Project is to introduce area high school students to Shakespeare's works free of charge. We believe that the plays are of central importance to the education of young minds and have an edifying effect when presented in a dynamic, modern way. Also, area high school English teachers often find themselves having to teach or stage Shakespeare without having had any specific training in the subject. We offer our area high school teachers specialized training by renowned professionals. This too is free of charge. Once a year, then, The Shakespeare Project aims to put on eight consecutive performances, with professional actors and crew. Visit the Shakespeare Project Website.
With five departments, the College provides general studies in more than eight majors and a wide variety of minors in the arts and humanities. The College is the intellectual center of Jacksonville State University, helping all students build the foundation for their future studies.
To enable students to achieve their greatest potential, the College emphasizes excellence in teaching in every department, with dynamic and caring faculty whose fine work in the classroom is bolstered by research, scholarship, artistic creation, and service activities. Through the work of its faculty and students, the College of Arts and Humanities enhances the cultural, intellectual, and social life of Jacksonville State University, the local community, and Northeast Alabama.