College of Fine Arts
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The College of Fine Arts activities are centered around discipline-specific study, and inter-disciplinary collaboration in preparing students for careers in the visual and performing arts. The college strives to provide appropriate professional preparation to students aspiring to careers in the visual and performing arts as well as provide relevant educational experiences in the arts for the general university student who may elect courses within the College for the purpose of expanding and enriching his/her experience. We also provide comprehensive and quality visual and performing art experiences for the University and East Texas community. The College is home to the School of Art, School of Music and the School of Theatre.

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Scholarships/Program Support

  • Art Alliance Scholarship
  • Bill and Ann Stokes Scholarship
  • David Kennedy Recital Fund
  • David W. Jones Voice Scholarship/Pedagogy Fund
  • Don McManus Music Scholarship
  • Ed and Gwen Cole Art Center Fund
  • Ed and Gwen Cole Music Scholarship
  • Eloise Chambers Adams Scholarship
  • Jack R. & Claudine W. McKinney Memorial Art Scholarship
  • Jack R. & Claudine W. McKinney Memorial Music Scholarship
  • Music Department Fund
  • O.E. and Katherine Gammill Scholarship
  • Piero Fenci Scholarship for Ceramic Arts
  • Robert C. Mann Music Scholarship
  • Shirley R. Watterston Accompanying Scholarship
  • Twirl-O-Jack Scholarship
  • Virdian Watkins Vaughn Scholarship
  • Wedgeworth-Wright Fund for the Arts
Harpist SFA School of Music

"Many of our students have the opportunity to be in band because of the generous donations of Alumni to our scholarship programs. The impact that these opportunities have on the lives of our students is immeasurable; the generosity of our alumni and the dedication of the Development Office is the catalyst that changes and enriches our student's lives."

Dr. David Campo,
Lumberjack Marching Band

Famous LumberjacksStage Construction SFA School of Theater

Brad Maule 74, Nacogdoches, TX                 
14+ years as Dr. Tony Jones on ABC's General Hospital; Scholarship with SFA Alumni Association; Adjunct Faculty, SFA College of Fine Arts

Brady Smith 94, Los Angeles, CA
TV Actor - McDonald's, Sears, Hertz, Bud Light, Aflac and Acura commercials; "Jag," "CSI-Miami" and "ER"

Jill Grove ’90, Boston, MA
Opera Singer

John Dickson ’86, Sherman Oaks, CA
Musician, Composer for Film/TV

Yvonne Gonzalez 91, New York, NY
Opera Singer

Lauren Casey Chamberlin '12, Reseda,CA 


Dr. A.C. Buddy Himes Jr.

"Where would the College of Fine Arts be without external giving? The university provides the resources to sustain and maintain our programs, but it is the resources so generously provided by external constituents that allow us to aspire toward true excellence in our performance and academic programs. And, there is reciprocity to this giving. Everywhere you look, excellence in our programs benefits the entire community in highly visible ways."

—Dr. A.C. "Buddy" Himes Jr.,
Dean of the College of Fine Arts


Office of Development

P.O. Box 6092 - SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-6092
2102 Alumni Drive
Austin Bldg. Ste. 303
Phone: 800.319.9517
Phone: 936.468.5406
Fax: 936.468.7025