College of

Communication and Fine Arts

Loyola Marymount University

The College of Communication & Fine Arts is a dynamic thinking, creating, and performing community that is wholly committed to exploring creative and critical expression as an essential component of educating the whole person. Welcome!

Shakespeare on the Bluff

Overhead view of a Shakespeare on the Bluff performance.

Join us for free Shakespeare performances under the stars at Loyola Marymount University this June and July. Bring a picnic and friends to enjoy this classic summer experience on our gorgeous Drollinger Family Stage on Lawton Plaza. RSVP kindly requested.

Much Ado About Nothing
June 20–22, 8PM

Troilus & Cressida
July 18–20, 8PM

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Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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The LMU College of Communication and Fine Arts seeks to engage a process of addressing historical omission of difference through a concerted politic of radical cultural representation across racial / ethnic / gendered identities. With ongoing collaboration between our faculty, staff and especially our students and alumni; with each assigning time, talent and treasure—we will work together toward activating strategies and programs for change.

Learn more about CFA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Stories

Misty Copeland taking a selfie with attendees.
Dance

Misty Copeland Visits LMU and Meets with Students

Copeland, the first Black principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater in NYC, shared professional advice and intimate details from her life and career.

Roz LeBlanc Loo standing next to a poster for her documentary.
Dance

LeBlanc Loo’s Dance Documentary Wins 2024 Peabody Award

Film highlights creation of D-Man in the Waters, one of the most important works of art to come out of AIDS crisis.

Mariah Rae Maglalang at the Grammys.
Music

Alumna Soars to Grammy Success with Vocal Ensemble Tonality

Mariah Rae Maglalang ‘18, a soprano music major and journalism minor at LMU, was honored with a Grammy win this year.

Our People

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Linda Cardellini '97

"LMU was an incredible playground and building block for my career and my life in Los Angeles. The teachers, staff and students gave me a community of creative, collaborative, and wonderful people to rely on as I ventured out into the unknown.”

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Tony Brown, '92

"You cannot be indifferent to the importance of art in our society. Art has the possibility to affect people – particularly children – in transformative ways. Art is communication, and we need to remember that.”

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Justin Lai '14

“The small studio arts classes at LMU gave me the opportunity to really get to know my professors, and I learned just as much from my professors in office hours and casual settings as I did in the classroom.”

Charissa Kroeger striking a pose.

Charissa Kroeger '15

“The network I gained while at LMU connected me to the contemporary dance community in L.A. which launched my career. I was thoroughly educated in many styles of dance, and because of that my versatility has been an asset.“

News & Events

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Upcoming Events
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Explore CFA by Video

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CFA Co-Sponsors Inaugural Global Conversation with Scholars Gates and Soyinka

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LMU Ensembles Shine in Performance of Hallelujah Chorus

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By the Numbers

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5:1

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

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#3

Theatre Arts Program in the Nation

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83%

Students Receiving Financial Aid

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100

Live Performances & Events a Year

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