Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)
Visual and Performing Arts Walking Tour
The mission of the Visual and Performing Arts Department is to educate students as artists who serve humanity by communicating effectively within their disciplines, lending creativity to their professions and communities, and thereby making a positive impact upon society. The VAPA department strives to be an inclusive community by respecting those of differing backgrounds and beliefs, initiating creative collaboration, and fostering links to other communities. Through its curriculum, campus life, and programming, the department encourages imagination and creative ability, develops artistic sensibility and discrimination, teaches the skills essential for professional competence, and sensitizes students to world cultures and the aesthetic needs of people.
As an integral part of the college, the department affords all students the opportunity to develop a broad and balanced educational experience in which the arts are valued as an essential part of living and learning.
In The News:
How to Survive the Grey Goo
Actors, digital and computer artists, musicians, writers, dancers, videographers, designers, and communicators of all stripes collaborate in a live and digital, interactive, multimedia performance event. How to Survive the Grey Goo was recently featured in the Valley Advocate.
The Computer Graphics Digital Arts Program Welcomes New Faculty Member Harold InDelicatoOur newest faculty member in Computer Graphics and Digital Arts, Harold InDelicato, has spent the last fifteen years of his life working in the corporate world as a professional media artist. Read more about Harold InDelicato here.
"The arts can heal, uplift, make people more sensitive and aware, even transform their lives. Artists carry with them an obligation to use their talents to make the world a better place."
Professor William Blizard, Professor and Department Chair Emeritus