Dean's Welcome

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Welcome to the College of the Arts and Communication at William Paterson University!

In times of joy, uncertainty, great change or sadness, expression in all its forms has the ability to heal and unify, or prompt discomfort to promote thoughtful evolution.

As you embark upon an exploration of our College through these webpages, I encourage you to think about the many ways in which people express themselves in life—through the spoken word, storytelling, paintings and other imagery, films, sound and other messages, while wearing the cloak of a character onstage, or through the notes and beats of classical, jazz or contemporary music. Each area of study in the College of the Arts and Communication offers nearly limitless options to learn anew and improve upon your own avenues of self-expression.  

Whether your intended major is in communication, music or the visual arts, you will study with outstanding faculty who will guide you through an educational adventure steeped in creativity, innovation and research based on their area of specialization and professional experience. Focused study in your unique discipline, coupled with the broad foundation of William Paterson University’s Core Curriculum, will provide you an exciting academic trajectory. Your education at William Paterson will serve as the basis for a successful career and the fulfillment of your personal aspirations, beginning with your first day on campus through graduation, and for many years to come. 

Loretta C. Mc Laughlin Vignier
Interim Dean

College of the Arts and Communication
25 Power Avenue
Wayne, New Jersey 07470
Phone: 973-720-2230
Power Arts Center, Ste. 115