From working side by side with acclaimed artists to countless opportunities to showcase your talent on and off campus, Wichita State's College of Fine Arts provides an environment where you can train like a professional—and gain the skills, connections and confidence to launch your dream career.

Music theatre students perform in Pippin

On stage and on display, a larger audience awaits

On campus, Shocker fine arts students in every discipline can hone their skills and share their talent, thanks to more than 500 annual performances, presentations and exhibitions. Off campus, Wichita’s galleries, theatres and music halls give our students virtually limitless opportunities to learn, network, exhibit and perform. 

Simply put—we make art. And we teach you to make art.


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1845 Fairmount St.
Wichita, Kansas 67260-0151

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CFA Schools

The College of Fine Arts is one of the most respected colleges of visual and performing arts in the nation. Our exceptional faculty will give you the personal training, support and perspective you need to fulfill the potential within.

Fine art student in printmaking studio

The School of Art, Design and Creative Industries (ADCI) is an academic hub for contemporary art, innovative design, fresh thinking, collaboration and creative risk-taking.

Students in recording studio at Shocker Studios.

Get the skills you'll need for a dream career in the video game, film or recording industry with Wichita State's innovative Bachelor of Applied Arts (BAA) in Media Arts Degree, one of the only degrees of its kind in the U.S.

Orchestra practice

Wichita State's School of Music delivers unmatched opportunities and resources students need to become tomorrow’s musical innovators. You'll receive the skills and knowledge to transform from a good musician into a great musician.

Student theatre performance

The School of Performing Arts is known for its professionalism and quality productions in dance, music theatre and theatre.

Elevate your passion

Whether you want to perform, create, teach or work behind the curtain, WSU offers a diverse range of quality, accredited degree programs and industry connections to put you on the path to a career in the arts. WSU's commitment to interdisciplinary experiences means you'll try new things and interact with students from other colleges on innovative projects along the way.

Dance student

Academic Advising at Wichita State University is a personalized way to explore options and make good decisions that help you attain your educational and career goals.

Saxophone player performing Jazz

The WSU College of Fine Arts offers program-specific scholarships that are audition (or portfolio) based. In addition, eligible Shocker fine arts students have access to general scholarships—including freshmen merit scholarships worth up to $24,000—and other forms of financial aid. 

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