The College of Arts & Media


Housed in the award-winning James & Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center, The College of Arts and Media combines five outstanding academic units: Departments of Art, Dance, Mass Communication, and Theatre & Musical Theatre as well as the School of Music. All students pursuing a degree in arts and media will have the opportunity to pursue their dreams.


Creative Community

Enjoy the many ways you can unleash your creativity and find inspiration while living among other student artist, communicators, and performers in CAM Creative Community. With modern amenities including access to stages, screens, and studios, Creative Community is open exclusively to College of Arts & Media majors!

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CAM Magazine, Fall 2022


The Fourth Edition of CAM Magazine is available!

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Diego Caetano and Friends Poster

CAM Artist Series Features Golden Music Award-Winning Musicians

The College of Arts and Media at Sam Houston State University is proud to present “CAM Artists Series: Diego Caetano and Friends” featuring performances by School of Music faculty members Diego Caetano, Nina Knight, and Daniel Saenz, as well as special guest violinist Evgeny Zvonnikov. The concert will take place on Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center.

Cast of 'Hands on a Hardbody' - Photo by Danny Moore

'Hands On A Hardbody' And October CAM Events

Hope is a thing with tires in the Texas inspired musical, "Hands on a Hardbody." Adapted from the terrific 1997 documentary by S.R. Binder, the musical weaves together the individual stories of characters whose collective goal is to win a brand-new pickup truck. The show, directed by Patrick Pearson, features a book by the Pulitzer Prize winner Doug Wright, with lyrics by Amanda Green, and music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green.

SHSU theatre students in 'Jump'

A New Season Of Performances Debut At SHSU

Sam Houston State University College of Arts & Media offers a lineup of exceptional on-stage talent as students prepare for debut performances of the fall semester. Tickets for upcoming events are available on the Box Office website for $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the event. SHSU students, faculty, and staff receive one free ticket with a current SHSU ID.

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