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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

Spring Art Crawl Feb. 28 on ULM campus

The College of Arts, Education, and Sciences at the University of Louisiana Monroe is hosting the Spring 2019 Art Crawl at several campus locations on Thursday, February 28, from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition in the CAES Dean's Conference Room will honor ULM's 50th anniversary as a university. Admission is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

ULM Wind Ensemble concert Feb. 26

The ULM Wind Ensemble will perform their first concert of the Spring semester on Tuesday evening, February 26, at 7:30 pm in Brown Theater on the ULM campus. There is no admission charge for this performance. Conductors of the Wind Ensemble are Derle R. Long and Steven Pederson.

ULM's VAPA hosts Brass Day on February 8

On Friday, February 8, the University of Louisiana Monroe School of Visual and Performing Arts will host the annual Brass Day, a free educational clinic for all brass players. Admission to all events is free.

ULM presents The Phantom of the Opera, March 21-24. Order tickets below.


Thursday, March 21, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 22, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 23, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 24, 2:00 p.m.

Read about recent accomplishments
by VAPA students and faculty.

Sound of Today Marching Band Members:

Download important information and the Pre-Band Schedule below!

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]