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Visual and Performing Arts
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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

Black Bayou Brass Ensemble Performs at Conference

Black Bayou Brass, the resident faculty brass ensemble in the School of Visual and Performing Arts, performed at the 2017 International Women's Brass Conference, June 7-10 on the campus of Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J.

Louisiana Opera presents "Susannah" on June 9, 11 at ULM

Louisiana Opera, Monroe's professional opera company, presents the American musical theater masterpiece "Susannah," by Carlisle Floyd, in June at the University of Louisiana Monroe. The public is invited to the performances, 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 9 and 2 p.m., Sunday, June 11 in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall.

VAPA Summer Camps

"Command the Field" Drum Major and Leadership Camp


Drum Major Camp 2017

High School Flute Camp

Recent Production 

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ULM's School of Visual and Performing Arts presented "Pippin" in March of 2017. photos





•  Fight Song [mp3]

•  Alma Mater [mp3]