Middle school students observing a hung art piece during ARTsmart 2018

Support College of Communication and Fine Arts

The programs that materialize from CFA’s commitment to social justice are dynamic, ever-changing in scope and form, and allow for new and evolving possibilities to be constantly explored and imagined. Support from our community members allows us to do more and do it immediately.

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CFA's Greatest Needs

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Dean's Discretionary Fund

This fund is a great way to support students across the entire college! Gifts to this area allow the college flexibility to offer a variety of crucial services to deserving students.

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BIPOC Initiative

CFA is evidencing our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Antiracism by creating an array of educational opportunities and immersive experiences for all our students.

A choral performance taking place on the Drollinger Family Stage in Lawton Plaza

New and Improved Spaces

In addition to raising funds for continued facility upgrades and enhancements, CFA is seeking collaborative partners to provide a large-scale performance arena on campus.

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Student Scholarships

We believe that the cost of the high-quality educational experience at LMU should never be a deterrent to a talented and deserving student.

Your Contribution at Work

Art piece depicting two faces looking at one another with the words I cried a river. With each tear I released the pain within and I accepted my journey one step at a time.

Marital and Family (Art) Therapy graduate students provide no-cost therapy services to cancer patients and survivors at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

A group of students standing together in a stairwell

Communication Studies invites debate teams from around the country for immersive debate and social justice experiences as part of the Social Justice Cup and St. Ignatius Dialogues.

A dance professor giving direction to a large group of students under spotlights in a performance area

LMU Dance is bringing the Bill T. Jones masterwork “Deep Blue Sea” to students in underserved schools around Los Angeles - taught by LMU Dance students.

Aerial view of an outdoor performance in Lawton Plaza with the William H Hannon Library in the background

Each year, the LMU Shakespeare on the Bluff Festival enriches our neighboring communities by presenting accessible, interesting, innovative and free theatre experiences, now presented on the new Drollinger Family Stage in Lawton Plaza!

Bryant Keith Alexander

Insights From The Dean

“Your support to LMU’s College of Communication and Fine Arts (CFA) encourages and uplifts our efforts to make a difference in our community, through illuminating the vital role art plays in our society with the power to entertain, but also as a critical tool of information, formation and transformation, which is cornerstone to the education of the whole person. Your support bolsters the importance of what we do and serves as a vote of confidence in the direction of our engaged contributions to our community, our society, and indeed the world.”

Dean and Professor Bryant Keith Alexander, Ph.D.

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Melissa Watkins joined University Advancement as executive director, major gifts in 2021. She brings more than 15 years of experience in development. Watkins is responsible for overseeing the efforts of development professionals who lead the fundraising efforts within LMU’s colleges, schools, and athletics.

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310.338.3795
melissa.watkins@lmu.edu

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