Perimeter College’s Fine Arts Department offers academic pathways in Music, Theatre, Art and Film & Media. The range of our offerings, the experience and passion of our faculty and staff and the caliber of our facilities allow us to provide individualized attention to our students and their creative journeys. We eagerly share our artistry with the public through our art galleries, plays, musical productions, concerts and film offerings. We encourage all students to grow and be part of the creativity at which we excel.
The Department of Fine Arts at Georgia State University Perimeter College is a multi-disciplinary department offering instruction in art, music, theatre and film. Here’s a closer look:
Our art faculty train students for creative work and scholarship through rigorous course offerings and exceptional facilities. An emphasis on portfolio preparation in all classes makes Perimeter College graduates highly successful in transferring to bachelor degree programs. We offer courses in art history, drawing, photography, painting, ceramics, two- and three-dimensional design and sculpture.
We offer small class sizes, professional theatre faculty, “on-the-job” training and work on high-quality theatrical productions. Students are well-prepared for further college study or entry into the job market. Areas of specialization include acting, directing, theatre history and criticism, playwriting, design, theatre technology, theatre studies (education) and creative drama.
The study of music at Perimeter College helps students develop foundational skills in the classroom and on stage. Led by professional faculty, students learn theory and performance techniques and gain experience in the classical and jazz traditions through solo and ensemble performances.
Film examines the analysis, history, theory and critique of the film industry, allowing students to learn how art, business and technology combine to create films that express our 21st century culture. Students will be able to examine the convergence of art, technology, industry, politics and culture and learn to think critically about movies and other forms of visual media. They will learn how cinematography, lighting, music and sound design reinforce the themes and character development in films.
“I will never stop being grateful for my time at Perimeter College. I failed elsewhere, but my hands-on, encouraging Perimeter professors made my second try at college a positive and fruitful experience. Perimeter College helped me build both my confidence and the skill sets I needed to succeed.”
Joshilyn Jackson New York Times best-selling author
Perimeter College 1991 graduate
Earned bachelor’s degree at Georgia State University
Fine Arts Dept. CF-2230
555 N. Indian Creek
Clarkston, GA 30021
3735 Memorial College Ave.
Clarkston, GA 30021
Building F, Room 2230