CFPCA offers behind-the-scenes events for prospective students at WSU Open House...




Student Center Building, Second Floor


COMMUNICATION MEET and GREET (10:00 – 12:00)

Student Center Building, First Floor Lounge next to Credit Union

Communication Studies: If you are interested in learning about how effective communication really works, come talk with Communication Studies students about one-on-one communication, public speaking, health communication, persuasion, and the nationally recognized debate and forensic teams.

Journalism: Ever think of a job in journalism? Covering important events, meeting famous people, uncovering big stories and writing, blogging and talking for a living? Come learn about what’s possible and how to build a journalism career in the 21st century.

Public Relations: If you are a hands-on learner with a passion for writing, networking and being in the public eye, come talk with the Public Relations Student Society of America student leaders about this practical and exciting major.

Film and Media Arts and Studies (see activities in Old Main)




For directions to activities, enter the Art Building through the Community Arts entrance on the Reuther Mall.


Faculty Exhibition in Art Department Gallery (10:00 – 12:00): Come see the 2013 Faculty Exhibition and enjoy a spectacular view of the newly restored Yamasaki pond as you view the creative activity of the art faculty.


TOUR ART STUDIOS (10:00 – 12:00)

Ceramics: Come see the contemporary approach we bring to one of the world’s oldest art forms.

Industrial Design: Explore your interests in product design, transportation design, exhibition design or design research.

Metalsmithing: Watch as students work intensively at their craft and tour this well-equipped studio.

Sculpture: Tour this studio where stone carving, mold-making, welding and figurative sculpture are just some of the many techniques that make up the sculpture program.

Printmaking: Host of the 2014 Mid-America Print Council national conference, our printmaking area is also home to the Saturday Print Workshop. Watch students and alumni print their most recent pieces.




For directions to activities, stop at the tent in front of the arched Cass Avenue entrance to Old Main.


TOUR ART STUDIOS (10:00 – 12:00)

Fashion Design and Merchandising/Fibers: If you are interested in apparel design, fashion merchandising or fibers, come speak with a faculty member and view student work in this large suite of studios.

Graphic Design: In this redesigned and newly equipped studio, talk with graphic design students about courses ranging from typography to web design.

Interdisciplinary Electronic Arts/Digital Arts: In this studio, students work across emerging art forms, including digital imaging, video, audio, installation, online and physical interactive systems.

Interior Design: Interior design is a practice that improves the quality of life through expertly designed spaces and furnishings. Visit this digital lab and classroom to learn more.

Painting: Painting was the first studio established at WSU and the painting program has contributed significantly to the long tradition of art in Detroit. Visit with students in three naturally-lit oil and water color studios.

Photography: Explore our full range of digital and traditional photography facilities. View student work and talk with students about the program.


MEDIA ARTS AND STUDIES PRODUCTION SUITE TOUR in Old Main (10:00, 10:30, 11:00 and 11:30)

Whether you’re interested in being in front of or behind the camera, you’ll want to check out our production suite, where students in media arts and studies, film, and broadcast journalism gain hands-on experience early in their programs in preparation for internships and careers in the film industry.


MUSIC WELCOME (10:00 – 12:00)

Enter Old Main via the Hancock Street entrance.

Meet with current students majoring in each of our specialized music programs while exploring our rehearsal spaces, music recording studio and Schaver Music Recital Hall.


STRING PROJECT@WAYNE (10:00 – 12:00)

Enter Old Main via the Hancock Street entrance.

The String Project@Wayne is a laboratory school for string playing, where undergraduate string majors grow into excellent teachers and Detroit-area children receive high-quality, affordable instruction in violin, viola, cello and bass. Take a peek into the Large Ensemble Rehearsal Hall to see our Preparatory Orchestra in action.


MINI ACTING WORKSHOP (10:30 and 11:30)

Is acting your passion? Join in a dynamic 20-minute acting workshop led by professional actor and theatre instructor Andrew Papa.


DANCE TOUR (10:00 – 12:00)

Let us show you what makes our dance program great and tell you about our successful dance alumni like Sonya Tayeh, 2013 Emmy nominee, choreographer and guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance.




Hancock Street borders the south side of Old Main. At the intersection of Hancock and Cass, look for 95 W. Hancock.



Are you interested in costume design and construction? Visit our costume shop where Professor Mary Copenhagen will show you the art and craft of costumes currently under construction for our upcoming theatre productions and some fabulous costumes from previous years.



Meet Professor Fred Florkowski behind the scenes and find out what our design and technical theatre students have been working on.