Academic Programs

Main Content

Runway student for Fashion Design
SIU Fashion Design student
SIU music students
SIU production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Student working on project

Established in 2021, the College of Arts and Media (CAM) promotes scholarly rigor, innovative experimentation, and creative production. Here, students find opportunities in Architecture, Art and Design, Journalism and Advertising, Media Arts, Music, and Theater and Dance. The college’s mix of liberal arts and conservatory programs inspire new generations of gifted artists and designers, as well as curious scholars and storytellers, forged in an environment of vision, depth, knowledge, praxis, and courage. The college boasts a range of nationally accredited and internationally recognized programs, composed of a diverse faculty of respected scholars and award-winning creative professionals who mentor students to achieve academic excellence, to address grand challenges, and find rewarding careers.


While it’s important to understand that people and our own initiative, not buildings, will make the difference in achieving success, utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and facilities is a requirement in today’s society.

The College’s computer labs, studios, resource libraries, exhibitions spaces, audio facilities, workshops, specialized labs, soundstages, studios, theaters, newsrooms, darkrooms, and photography labs are available and easily accessible for anything our students need to produce and exhibit their creative endeavors.