Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Greetings from PSFA

A headshot of Donna Conaty

PSFA is proud to be the most diverse college on the SDSU campus with its seven schools – Art + Design, Communication, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Journalism and Media Studies, Music and Dance, Public Affairs, and Theatre, Television, and Film along with three departments - Aerospace Studies, Military Science, and Naval Science.

We all share a common ambition in advancing human knowledge and understanding while cultivating a rich environment in which students can seize opportunities for growth, ask brave questions, and experience discovery that will transform their lives.

Whether in the arts or professional studies, we engage in the search for knowledge, meaning, and answers. We ask "what if...?"

The origins of the word research are from the Middle French recerche, or to go about seeking. At PSFA, we are dedicated to the research, teaching, mentoring, and inquiry that allow our students and faculty to ask the question “what if...?”

“What if…” is at the root of what it means to be a scholar, and all that stands between us and the beginning of every new adventure.

Welcome. We're glad you're here.


Donna Conaty
Interim Dean, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts