We secure greater local and global visibility for the College of Fine Arts and Communications by maximizing the positive impact of external relationships on the college’s reputation, resources and programming; thereby increasing the strength of the college’s academic programs and influence in the world.

External Relations Mission

The mission of the College of Fine Arts and Communications’ External Relations Office is to share the unique role of the arts and secure greater local and global visibility for the college.

Increase Awareness:

We increase awareness of the college’s creative works, research, events, personnel and students through deliberate communication.

Strategic Advice:

We support the deans, chairs and university leaders by advising and providing perspective. We lead strategic communication efforts to unify and promote the college. We manage threats to the college’s reputation.

Share Stories:

We tell stories and highlight achievements of students, faculty and staff within the college to alumni, donors and the university through a variety of channels.

Promote the Arts:

We build awareness of events, programs and performances that highlight the creative works of our students and faculty.

Learn More About Our Services

The External Relations office offers a variety of services to help cover events and promote the college. Please visit this infographic for more information on how our CFAC Communications Portal can help you.


External Relations Office Roles

Lead by Assistant Dean Melinda Semadeni, each team is essential to fulfilling the mission of the External Relations Office.


Our team tells the stories of students who participate in experiential learning opportunities, highlights the exceptional achievements of students and faculty and builds awareness of events, programs and performances.

Social Media

Our team connects with audiences on multiple social media platforms by highlighting the experiential learning that goes on in the College of Fine Arts & Communications. We promote the academic aspects of events, performances and achievements.


Our team visually captures the experiences of students and faculty by focusing on experiential learning, events and creative work. We also assist in the creation of graphics to inform and engage audiences.


Our team creates, maintains and enhances online materials to reach all audiences. While focusing on the needs of faculty, staff, students, alumni and donors, we use technology and innovative thinking to solve problems, present solutions and empower users.

How to contact us

CFAC Communications Portal

We are here to support you! Visit the College of Fine Arts and Communications portal page to use website tools, review writing resources or submit a request to the External Relations team.

Submit a Story

Are you involved in an exciting school-related project? Tell us about it by submitting an experience to the Experience CFAC contest or Submit your Story here. We want to tell your story.

Join Our Team

We are always looking for hard-working people to join our team! Go to studentjobs.byu.edu and look to see if there are any available positions for the External Relations office for the College of Fine Arts and Communications. If there are no positions listed, email cfacpr@byu.edu and let us know what part of the team you’re interested in and we’ll see if we have a spot on the team for you.