College of Fine Arts and Communication

COFAC Behind the Scenes

Artists create no matter the circumstances. Our community knows no boundaries. Our artists continue to find new ways to express themselves and apply what they have learned. The College of Fine Arts and Communication has always held a special connection with our community, sharing what we do. In order to keep that connect, we want to share some examples of our work. We will return to the stage, the dance floor, the shop, the easel, the practice room, the recital hall. Until we do, please know the faculty and students in the College of Fine Arts and Communication are working on their crafts. We look forward to the future, when our community enthusiastically welcomes them back.

— Interim Dean William 'Buzz' Hoon

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Senior Highlights

COFAC Senior Spotlight

With the 2019-2020 school year almost complete, our seniors and graduate students have experienced, lived and grown with us. We are so proud to see them graduate and move on to bright future. Their accomplishments never cease to amaze up!

COFAC Senior Spotlight

COFAC Behind the Scenes


Whitlow's Creativity

Kellyn Whitlow, senior Graphic Design major, has been using some of her time to create a zine using local St. Louis newspapers about the virus.
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Studio Art Assignments

Professor Tim Waldrop, Department of Art and Design, assigned ARTS 181, Introduction to Studio Art and ARTS 240, Drawing 2 classes a stop-motion project for the final project. The students used the app, Stop Motion Studio to make a video about COVID-19.
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Digital Photo Assignment (ARTH180)

Associate Professor Sherry Lindquist assigned a digital photo assignment to her Introduction to Art, ARTH 180 class to address COVID-19. This portfolio was made by sophomore Abigail Gindlesberger.
ARTH 180 Assignment


Hand Sewing projects

Chelsea Mills has spent her time at home practicing hand sewing and working on a render of A Street Car Named Desire for her scenic design class.
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Hand Dying at home

I wanted to use this time at home to explore new avenues in my artwork! I enjoy printing on textiles and decided to try my hand at dying fabrics with items we have at home, such as avocado, turmeric, and coffee! I plan to try rust-dying next! - Jordan Meierotto, junior, BFA Printmaking
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Virtual Duet Project, no 1!

Enjoy this short duet produced during social-distancing via the Acapella App. Cate Reem on first horn and Dr. Gardner on second.
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TD 5-1

Stage Combat Online

Brandon Herring, a graduate student in the Department of Theatre and Dance took screen shots from a motion capture project by Michelle Ladd for a stage combat class. Our students’ creativity cannot be confined to the classroom!
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Art 4-29

Stay at Home!
April 29, 2020

“Stay at Home” This started out as an assignment and I thought what better way than to relay a message we are all currently be being bombarded with. I am simply relaying a PSA that should be passed on. It was a lot of fun to make. Stay safe! Stay home! – Vanessa Coleman

Vanessa also opened an Etsy shop, the Portrait Project, where she created custom graphic silhouettes and watercolor paintings of pets.

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