WMU Theatre performed Emilia, about the life of Emilia Bassano, the first woman to assert herself as a professional poet. WMU’s all female and non-binary identifying cast, with the 3 leads being actresses of color, were part of the Michigan premiere.

World-class facilities

The College of Fine Arts is home to state-of-the-art facilities that boast more than 400 student performances annually and serve as an exceptional cultural resource in the region.

Where passion meets practice

Give yourself the time and space to find your inner voice and explore your passion. Surround yourself with supportive people who push you to try harder. Western's College of Fine Arts is a place where everyone knows your name, and you can make a name for yourself and start the career you've always dreamed of. We are where passion meets practice.

Pride points

  • 91% of College of Fine Arts graduates are working or continuing their education

    2022-23 Career Outcomes Report

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  • 99% of College of Fine Arts graduates had instructors who made them excited about learning

    2022-23 Career Outcomes Report

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  • 150+ guest artists visit campus each year

Explore our career-defining programs

Reach new levels of excellence at the College of Fine Arts. Each program fosters a collaborative, research-oriented environment and is taught by faculty who have excelled in their art at some of the finest institutions in the world. Explore our departments and envision who you can become at the College of Fine Arts.

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Create your future with Western

  • Male student working on an art project.

    We can’t wait to meet you and discover your passion and potential! Apply online to the program of your choice. After you submit your application, be prepared to audition or have your portfolio reviewed as the final step to your application process.

  • Classroom of students working on DI competion.

    The courses you take are vital to your professional success. Meet with a program advisor to ensure you’re taking the right classes at the right time.

  • Painting classroom.

    Your learning environment is instrumental to your personal and professional growth. Explore the main facilities—Dalton Center, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, South Kohrman Hall, Richmond Center for Design and Innovation and the Gilmore Theatre Complex—and know that your dreams start here.

Ready to take the next step? Apply today.

If you’re ready to redefine what success looks like and take your creativity to new heights at the College of Fine Arts, then start your application process now. We can’t wait to get to know you and to discover your talents.

Alli Mitter, photography student, holding a camera in a lighting studio.

Info sessions

If you're an admitted or prospective student who is eager to know more about what the College of Fine Arts can offer, sign up for an info session to learn more about our programs. Families are welcome to attend, too!