First, let me share how excited I am to welcome you to the College of Fine Arts at Wichita State University!

All of us in the college value the full experience of the student starting from the moment of inquiry about our programs and extending to the moment you walk across the stage to receive your diploma, and all the moments in between. You will find yourself immersed in exploration, discovery, and the contagious energy of learning. 


The College of Fine Arts presents opportunities to explore new forms of creative expression and to increase communication across these fields. You will be able to contribute to a growing practice of creativity and innovation. Please peruse our website to find information about our four schools: Art, Design, and Creative Industries, Digital Arts, Music, and Performing Arts.  


Our programs offer a collaborative think-space, a place to make, create, imagine, and above all connect. We engage in creative work centered on the use and integration of emerging arts technologies. Wichita State strives to be one of the original and leading centers of its kind, distinguished by the transdisciplinary approach to creative activity and teaching which is central to its identity. 


We are thrilled that you chose to become a Shocker during this exciting time. As one of the most comprehensive colleges at Wichita State, we are a key part of the growth of Shocker Nation. Our majors and minors are extremely popular and lead to successful creative and entrepreneurial careers. 


I am deeply honored and humbled to lead a college that inspires creativity, encourages critical discourse, and challenges its community to know better, and do better. We show up every day as a collective unit eager to offer our very best because our community, constituents, disciplines, college, university, and most importantly our students deserve no less. 


CFA students become citizens and leaders who contribute to the common good. Every day we strive to embody CFA’s values of exploration and discovery, purposeful inclusion, collaboration, and well-being.


As dean, I am guided by these values and I am honored to be part of a community that works to listen deeply to one another, to engage across differences, and trust that together we can find answers to the most pressing issues of our time. 



Marie Bukowski 

Dean & Professor