Dean's Welcome

Blake Pearce, Dean of the College of the Arts 

Welcome to Valdosta State University’s College of the Arts!

The College of the Arts at Valdosta State University takes great pride in our legacy of outstanding creative endeavors and scholarship. Our college continues to reflect excellence in all disciplines whether it is our award winning debate teams, community organization support from our Public Relations students, the impact of Art and Music Education graduates in our schools, or outstanding exhibitions, productions, and performances in Art, Mass Media, Music, and Theatre. Our outreach efforts include programs such as the South Georgia String Project, The Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, Peach State Summer Theatre, and so many more.  We consider our role as a cultural and artistic beacon for the university to be an essential part of our mission. Our academic programs have expanded over our history to include graduate programs in Music and Communication Arts, new degree programs in all departments, online content delivery, and specialized lab and studio areas for students to gain more experience in their fields of study.  We encourage creative interdisciplinary scholarly production and critical reflection and seek to expand relationships with internal and external communities supporting leadership, service learning, and internships.

Please take the time to visit our departmental web sites and discover what our programs have to offer.  We also invite you to visit our campus and meet the students and faculty that make up our college.  

A. Blake Pearce, Dean
College of the Arts
apearce@valdosta.edu