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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.

Dr. BratcherDr. Nicholas Bratcher
School of Visual and Performing Arts





Recent VAPA News

ULM voice majors excel at state conference

Ten ULM Voice majors attended and participated in the Louisiana Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference and Student auditions on March 8th-9th at University of Louisiana Lafayette. They were highly successful in the student competition portion, singing in different styles of music and categorized according to their year of study. ULM music faculty members Dr. Nancy Carey, Mr. Justin Havard, Dr. Richad Seiler, and Dr. Claire Vangelisti traveled with them and participated in the conference in several capacities.

Fan-favorite musical Fiddler on the Roof coming to ULM's Brown Auditorium May 18 and 19

The classic favorite musical "Fiddler on the Roof" will be performed on May 18 and May 19 by the Louisiana Opera and the University of Louisiana Monroe School of Visual and Performing Arts on the ULM campus in Brown Auditorium. On Saturday, May 18, the show will be at 7:30 pm, while on Sunday, May 19, the matinee will start at 2:00 pm. Tickets can by purchased at the door prior to each performance. General Admission tickets are $20, Faculty/Staff tickets are $10, and student tickets are FREE upon the presentation of a student ID.

ULM art students succeed at UL System event

The University of Louisiana Monroe was represented at the University of Louisiana System 9th Annual Academic Summit by 10 student presenters, five of which presented their research in visual arts.

•  Fight Song [mp3]

•  Alma Mater [mp3]