College of Arts and Media Celebrates Rebranding

Photographer: Gavin Guinther

The Sam Houston State University College of Arts and Media is holding an event Sept. 27 to celebrate their recent rebranding from former title, the College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication.

The event, titled Prelude, will showcase the talents of the different majors within the college. It will take place at the new 71,000 square-foot Art Complex whose mostly glass exterior towers over Bobby K. Marks Drive.
Ronald Shields, Dean of the College of Arts and Media, is optimistic that the event will show the breadth of the college’s departments.

“I’m hoping that both SHSU students, as well as the general public will get to know this college and the range of arts and media events that are coming up during the school year,” Shields said.

The 2nd annual Legacy Award will be given out at the event. The award was given to decorated reporter and news anchor Dan Rather in its inaugural ceremony last year.

There will be several different performances courtesy of many students in the college between the James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center and the new Art Complex.

The occasion will be capped off by a screening of the award-winning short film, “The Drone.”

“I’m very proud of where [The Drone] has been shown around the world and the awards it has received,” Shields said. “The film speaks to some of the goals and ambitions of what it means to be a student in CAM as well as a student at Sam Houston.”

The Prelude event is a chance for the students of the College of Arts and Media to showcase their abilities and hard work.

The SHSU student body and the Huntsville community alike can come witness the amount of artistic and creative efforts the university has to offer.

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