College of Arts & Media

The academic units comprising the College of Arts & Media (CAM) are housed in several beautiful buildings across campus: the award-winning James & Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center, the newly opened Dana G. Hoyt Fine Arts Building, the Erica Starr Theatre Center, the Dan Rather Building, and the School of Music. 

These buildings provide active classrooms, research and technology labs, media studios and creation spaces, rehearsal and broadcast production areas, art galleries, computer labs, and live performance venues for dance, music, theatre and musical theatre.

All students enrolled in our degree programs are challenged to fulfill their dreams. CAM students pursue CREATIVE, ACTIVE, and MEANINGFUL career paths.

Please consider making a gift to the College of Arts and Media EnrichmentTo do so provides flexible funding that allows the Dean to respond to our students' greatest academic needs, including student research support and enrichment funds for student travel and creative programming.

You may also consider a gift to the College of Arts and Media Scholarship which provides scholarships to worthy students. Your generous donation will help us recruit and retain talented students. Your donation also provides scholarships that help "fill in the financial gaps" when individual college funds fall short along the way. Please help us make an education within CAM possible and accessible for all and help us recruit and retain our talented students. Your donations can change lives.

Besides the links provided above, feel free to select and give to a specific department or school within the College of Arts & Media:

The Department of Art

The Department of Dance

The Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre

The Department of Mass Communication

The School of Music

College of Arts & Media Dean's Dollar-for-Dollar Match
Thanks to support from Dean Ron Shields, the first $2,000 to the College of Arts & Media will be matched dollar for dollar. You can help CAM students pursue CREATIVE, ACTIVE, and MEANINGFUL career paths.
$2,000 MATCHED
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1 Athletics 250
2 College of Business Administration 124
3 Alumni Association 56
4 Freshman Scholarships 41
5 SHSU Food Pantry 40
SHSU 1961 Sigma Chi Challenge
Sigma Chi alumni brothers Jerry Stephenson '78, Larry Larrison '77, Shane Sklar '99, and Jason Hammons '99 have come together for our first SHSU Giving Day to encourage support back to the university. Give $19.61 or more in honor of the founding of Sigma Chi at SHSU and when 25 gifts are made, $1,961 will be unlocked from these fraternity brothers!
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