College of Fine Arts & Humanities

The College of Fine Arts & Humanities prepares students to live extraordinary lives of personal fulfillment and professional contributions by offering majors and minors in fine arts and humanities disciplines, by delivering courses in the Liberal Education curriculum, and by supporting Brenau University’s mission which emphasizes artistic expression, service to others, global understanding, and personal integrity.



Andrea Birch, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Fine Arts & Humanities
Professor of Philosophy





Nichole Rawlings,  Dean’s Assistant Nichole Rawlings

A native of Cumming, Ga., Nichole Rawlings holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Elon University, North Carolina and a Master’s degree in Art History from American University, Washington, D.C.

In addition to her position as the dean’s assistant in the College of Fine Arts & Humanities, she also works as the office manager for the departments of Dance, Music and Theatre.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to support these departments, and their students, directly and through the Dean’s Office,” Rawlings says.

“It is a privilege to be working with students and faculty in the arts, and I’m grateful for the warm welcome and support I have received here at Brenau.”

Please choose from the links below to see more of the College of Fine Arts & Humanities.


Calendar of the Arts

**There has been a change to the following event from the Calendar:

Master of Interior Design Portfolio Exhibition at The High Museum

Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Master of Interior Design graduates will display their portfolios.  For more info call 770.534.6240.


Brenau University Galleries

Department of Art & Design

Lori Gann-Smith, Chair

Department of Dance

Vincas Greene, Chair

Department of Humanities

Ken Frank, Chair

Department of Interior Design

Lynn M. Jones, Chair

Department of Music

Barbara Steinhaus, Chair

Department of Theatre

Ann Demling, Chair

General inquiries:, (770) 534-6299 or (800) 252-5119 | Admissions:, (770) 534-6100 or (800) 252-5119 ext. 6100