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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

ULM Guitar Festival to be held Feb. 16-19

The popular University of Louisiana Monroe Guitar Festival will take place Feb. 16-19 on the ULM campus. The community is encouraged to attend and all events are free and open to the public.

ULM and Monroe Symphony Orchestra present "Brass and Pipes"

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's School of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) is collaborating with Monroe Symphony Orchestra (MSO) to present "Brass and Pipes," a holiday concert to be held at First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.

KEDM at ULM to present local holiday entertainment with Musical Merriment

KEDM Public Radio, 90.3 FM, will present Musical Merriment, featuring live performances of seasonal favorites featuring young artists, Wednesday and Thursday Dec. 9th and 10th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students from area high schools and universities will perform at the KEDM studios throughout the day.

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Recent Production

ULM's School of Visual and Performing Arts presented "West Side Story" in March of 2015. Photo Gallery




•  Fight Song [mp3]

•  Alma Mater [mp3]