The College of Fine Arts at Wichita State University is one of the most respected colleges of digital, visual, and performing arts in the nation. The CFA Newsletter is here to bring you the latest news and updates from each school within the college.

A portrait of Marie Bukowski, the new dean of the College of Fine Arts

College of Fine Arts has a New Dean!

We have a new dean, fine arts students! Let's give a cheerful welcome to Marie Bukowski, coming to us from being the director of the School of Art and Design at Kent State University. She has nearly 30 years of experience in university administrating as well as teaching arts such as painting, lithography, and design. Bukowski was also a professor of art at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

She has this to say about the future of her role as Dean of the College of Fine Arts: "I am thrilled to join Wichita State University as the next dean of the College of Fine Arts at this exciting time in its history. The college is poised to further elevate learning, scholarship and its strategic goals. The arts play a pivotal role in providing valuable cultural experiences to the community, and I look forward to engaging in collaborations and partnerships to create innovative programming. I am excited to work with the faculty and staff of the college to identify strategies to make Wichita State a destination for students in the arts."


Congratulations, Graduates!

We want to recognize and celebrate all of our recent graduates. All the work you have put in will pay off as you begin to take the next steps into your career. Keep your heads up and feet moving forward, Shockers! Congratulations again for all the hard work you put into this achievement.


Let's GO, Grads!

Graduation is a very special moment in any graduates' lives so please check out these photos from Spring Commencement 2023. We hope you enjoy and are able to look back on these photos in many years with fond memories of your time at Wichita State.

Click here to look through photos we took during graduation.
A photo from 2023 Commencement. It is taken at a low angle pointing up at the teleprompter hanging above the graduates.
A group portrait of, left to right, Taurean Everett, Cheryl Moffatt, Jerry Juhnke, Mary Sue Foster, Rodney Miller and Mary Joan Waid.

College of Fine Arts' Hall of Fame Gala 2023

We hosted our annual Hall of Fame Gala on May 15th and inducted 5 new honorees. The new members are Alumnus Taurean Everett, Michael Powell, and Mary Joan Waid, Mentor Mary Sue Foster, and Patron Sam & Rie Bloomfield Foundation. Please take at the news story at the link below for more information.

All photos taken by Grant Seymour

2023 - 2024 College of Fine Arts Online Calendar is Available Now!

The College of Fine Arts has launched our online calendar allowing patrons to quickly stay up-to-date on all we have going on throughout the college. It brings us great joy to be able to once again connect through our love of music and the arts by providing timely and accurate information to help you plan ahead for events you might be interested in attending. Get ready for a fun year full of exciting musical and artistic displays featuring the best that Wichita State University has to offer.

We invite the public to participate in any or all of the events we have planned for the coming school year. The CFA Online Calendar of Events is updated daily to quickly reflect any changes or cancellations of planned events. Each event on the calendar has information detailing what the event is about, where the event is being held and, if applicable, a link to the Fine Arts Box Office to purchase tickets.

Stay up to date on the latest College of Fine Arts events!