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Art concentrations are offered in ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, and art education

Music studies include performance, theory/composition, musical theatre, piano pedagogy, and music education

A variety of performance opportunities enhance studio-based studies in theatre and dance


VAPA programs are designed to develop your expertise, challenge your creativity, and fuel your passion for the arts!

Art concentrations are offered in ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, and art education.

Music studies include performance, theory and composition, piano pedagogy, and music education.

Theater and dance offer a variety of performance opportunities to enhance studio-based studies.

To find out more about our wide array of programs, come visit us in Biedenharn Hall (ULM campus map) or contact VAPA at 318-342-3811.

Derle Long

Dr. Derle Long
School of Visual and Performing Arts




Recent VAPA News

Mozart's 'Magic Flute' to be performed at ULM

The delightful favorite "The Magic Flute" by Mozart will be presented by the Louisiana Opera on Friday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoon, May 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall on the campus of the University of Louisiana Monroe.

The New Music on the Bayou Festival

Composers from around the U.S. and beyond are coming to the Monroe/Ruston area from June 1st through June 4th to have their music performed at the New Music on the Bayou Festival.

The Louisiana Opera presents Mozart's The Magic Flute on May 20 and 22. Tickets on sale now.

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High School Arts Graphic 

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Recent Production 

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ULM's School of Visual and Performing Arts presented "RENT" in March of 2016. Photo Gallery




•  Fight Song [mp3]

•  Alma Mater [mp3]