The mission of the Fine Arts Department is to develop the artistic skills of students and to increase their cultural knowledge.  This mission is accomplished through the study of art, drama, and music.  This increase in skill and knowledge gives students the ability to impact the cultural world with their own creative endeavors and a greater understanding of the cultural world around them.

The Fine Arts Department offers courses in Art, Drama, and Music.  Many of these courses can be used to fulfill requirements for the various degrees offered by CFCC.  One primary goal of the department is to prepare students with the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully transfer to a four-year college or university.  See the CFCC Catalog for more details.

Associate in Fine Arts Degree

The Fine Arts Department also offers Associate in Fine Arts degrees (AFA degrees) for those planning to pursue major study in the arts at the four-year level.  The Associate in Fine Arts degree is offered with pre-majors in Visual Arts, Music, and Theatre.  See Associate in Fine Arts, Music, Associate in Fine Arts, Theatre, and Associate in Fine Arts, Visual Arts.

Transfer Pathways

Transfer pathway partnerships between CFCC and 4-year colleges and universities for students in the fine and performing arts.  Use the link to view the list of pathways: Transfer Pathways

News and Events

For information about all the exciting activities and events involving students and faculty check out the department’s News and Events page or visit the Fine Arts Department on Facebook.

The Wilson Center

The Fine Arts Department is located in the Wilson Center. This building  includes a 1500-seat performance hall, a studio theater, art and music studios, classrooms, and offices for instructors.  The building is located at 703 North Third Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.


Visit the Wilson Center on Facebook.

For show and ticket information visit Cape Fear Stage.

Wilma W. Daniels Art Gallery

The Fine Arts Department also houses the Wilma W. Daniels Art Gallery.  Visit the gallery’s Facebook page.

The Wilma W. Daniels Gallery is located at 200 Hanover Street, in the first floor of the Hanover Parking Deck in downtown Wilmington.  The gallery is across Hanover Street from the Wilson Center.

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 Contact Information


Brandon Guthrie, Dean of Arts and Humanities
Office: WA2034
Phone: 910-362-7431
Email: wbguthrie075@mail.cfcc.edu




Kelly Nash, Secretary
Office: WA2033
Phone: 910-362-7442
Email: ktnash516@mail.cfcc.edu


Department Address: 703 North Third Street, Wilmington, NC 28401