Southern Illinois University Carbondale Starting New College

On July 1, Southern Illinois University Carbondale will start a new college that combines communications, mass media, fine and performing arts. The College of Arts and media is made up of a half dozen academic units in both undergraduate and graduate levels:

  • School of Architecture
  • School of Art and Design
  • School of Journalism
  • School of Media Arts
  • School of Music
  • Department of Theatre


University officials say about 760 students will be enrolled within the college and they expect the college will bring together all of the different fields to become the model for interdisciplinary education. They also expect it to gain attention around the region and country.

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