San Diego State University College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts

PSFA Dean's Welcome

A headshot of Heather Canary

The College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts (PSFA) is a vibrant creative and cultural community brimming with local, national and international faculty and staff dedicated to helping students, faculty and staff reach new levels. Our objectives are simple: push the limits of our imagination and be leaders in our fields.

PSFA is home to some of America’s most prestigious programs in communication, criminal justice, hotel tourism management, public affairs, media, performance, creative industry, and visual art. Each of our seven Schools offers innovative curriculum, cutting edge research with broad reach. All have earned the respect of their professional networks in the country and around the world. PSFA is also home to ROTC for three branches of our military: Army, Air Force, and Navy/Marine, and the College proudly supports veteran, active duty, reserve, National Guard, and military dependent students.

Whether you are a student, faculty member, staff, alumni or simply inquiring about being part of our future, I urge you to learn more about the evolving PSFA experience by engaging with the richness of our schools, programs and centers. We are committed to innovation and 21st century ways of “telling our stories” and are uniquely positioned to be at forefront of change.

Heather Canary Ph.D.
Interim Dean, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts