Dr. Mark May, Chair of Visual and Performing Arts Department
Dr. Brian Amsden, Coordinator of Communication and Media Studies Program
Mr. Alan Xie, Coordinator of Art Program
Ms. Shontelle Thrash, Director of Theatre Program
Dr. Kurt-Alexander Zeller, Coordinator of Music Division
Mr. Jonathan Harris, Coordinator of Film Production Program
Mrs. Candace Jones, Administrative Assistant
Phone: (678) 466-4750
Fax: (678) 466-4769
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The Department of Visual and Performing Arts offers numerous undergraduate academic programs:
Our students perform and exhibit their works regularly both on and off campus, including Spivey Hall and in the Clayton State Theatre.
Our Music Preparatory School offers a variety of non-credit classes and private lessons to children and adult learners in the region.
Clayton State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
Consistent with the mission statements of Clayton State University and its College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Visual and Performing Arts serves the community through its excellence in teaching, research, and creative endeavors. The department’s diverse programs are linked by their commitment to nurturing creativity and professional expertise. Working with a professionally active faculty, students learn, create, and develop skills in a supportive environment. Graduates of our programs are equipped to excel in advanced studies or professional careers.