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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

"Rough Around the Edges" showing at Monroe Regional Airport

Clifford Tresner, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Art in the University of Louisiana Monroe School of Visual and Performing Art, has a new exhibit, at the Monroe Regional Airport. The solo exhibition of sculpture and painting is in The Gallery by Origin Bank. The show's title is "Rough Around the Edges" and it will run through October 6.

ULM Wind Ensemble performance April 10 in Brown Theater

The University of Louisiana Monroe Wind Ensemble will present its final concert of the semester on Wednesday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Brown Theater. Conductors of the Wind Ensemble are Derle R. Long and Steven Pederson. Guest conductor for this performance is Kenna Veronee and guest artist will be Adam Johnson on trombone. There is no admission charge for this performance.

Work by ULM's Dr. Joni Noble accepted in Art Flow 2019

Dr. Joni Henry Noble, Professor of Art, in the School of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Louisiana Monroe, has been accepted in Art Flow 2019, a statewide art exhibition held in downtown Baton Rouge.

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]