Emily Acosta Lewis

A joint effort between SSU's Center for Community Engagement and the Sonoma County Libraries engages students in Service LearningRead the full story >

Kim Hester Williams

Dr. Baker and Dr. Hester Williams share their expertise as well as provide recommendations of Black literature and film in an effort to develop empathy and understanding for Black Lives Matter protests and racism in America.Read the full story >

Congratulations to Arts & Humanities 2020 Graduates!

We want to congratulate you all on this outstanding accomplishment during a year that had many challenges and trials that tested your tenacity and resilience and we could not be more proud.  We wish you all the best as you venture out to make your way into this next stage in your lives. Please take with you these inspirational words from our student commencement speakers Raymundo Lopez and Jennifer Juarez Yoc to keep you hopeful and focused on your dreams!  Good luck and stay safe!

Graduates at Dawn


Raymundo Lopez

Jennifer Juarez Yoc


Welcome to the School of Arts & Humanities!

In the short term, our faculty and students are meeting online to provide a transformative education under unexpected circumstances. We take pride in the close attention our students get from our exceptional faculty — in normal times this would take place in classrooms, in studios, on the stage, in practice rooms and ensemble settings, and in one-on-one exchanges. Now, we continue this mentoring virtually.  

As always, our departments offer a variety of degree programs, including a range of Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Fine Arts, a Bachelor of Music, several minors and three Master of Arts degrees.  In addition, students can earn skill-based certificates that supplement their degrees. Our faculty members are award-winning teachers who are also leaders in their fields. Students learn by making, performing and by reflecting on life-changing ideas making the School of Arts and Humanities alive with performances, exhibitions and productions.  These kinds of experiences provide the proficiencies that employers are seeking in numerous and varied fields. Perform, think critically and excel in the School of Arts and Humanities.