The College of Communication and Fine Arts (CFA) is a dynamic educational context that brings together the diverse interests of students in communication studies and the performing/critical/aesthetic arts of theatre, dance, music, studio arts, art history and the graduate program in family therapy (clinical art therapy). The historical and emergent theories/techniques/intentions of each of these disciplines are promoted and dynamized by the mission of Loyola Marymount University committed to the encouragement of learning, the education of the whole person and the service of faith and the promotion of justice.
Located in Los Angeles, the second-largest media/entertainment/artistic market in the country. CFA at LMU is ideally situated to provide our students with dynamic educational experiences that bleed the borders between campus and community for personal and professional enrichment, and connecting students with the diverse cultural and ethnic communities that define the Los Angeles area.
CFA provides our students with a humanistic liberal arts education that fosters a desire for knowledge, cultivates the skills for lifelong learning, and instills leadership and service to create a just world. Students enjoy state of the art facilities with our own Laband Art Galley, Murphy Recital Hall, Strub Theatre, Burnelle Theatre, and the Thomas P. Kelly, Jr., Student Art Gallery-- along with a series of dedicated laboratory spaces in theatre, art, music, dance and the wonderfully successful Helen B. Landgarten Art Therapy Clinic, a pro bono provider of clinical art therapy for underserved and underprivileged populations to cope with daily life challenges under particular social, cultural and economic conditions along with a responsiveness to emergent traumatic events; all while providing a training and educational context for graduate students and alumni by providing opportunities to participate in and observe on-site art therapy practices. The Helen B. Landgarten Art Therapy Clinic in the Department of Marital and Family Therapy is a practiced place, engaging a critical praxis that typifies the goals and commitments of the College of Communication and Fine Arts as evidenced in all our fine programs.