Explore our cultural gateways

The College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts is home to today’s aspiring artists, performers, technicians, scholars, dancers, debaters, entrepreneurs, and communication professionals who all represent the college’s legacy of excellence in our respective fields.

The college serves students majoring in 17 undergraduate programs, 10 graduate programs and three graduate certificates through its departments: the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art, Art History and Design, the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance, and the departments of communication and music.

From debate to dance, jazz to journalism, and fashion design to center stage, our students create captivating performances, inspire artistic and academic excellence, and conduct innovative research on behalf of our Detroit community.


Facts and figures

Home of the Hilberry Gateway and future home of the Gretchen C. Valade Jazz Center

CFPCA offers 17 undergraduate programs, 10 graduate programs, three graduate certificate programs

Alumni include a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, along with winners and nominees for the Grammy, Emmy, Tony, Golden Globe, Obie, Screen Actors Guild and Caldecott awards

Be Inspired

At the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, inspiration is around every turn.