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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

Auditions for VAPA's 'Phantom of the Opera' are Nov. 18

The University of Louisiana Monroe School of Visual and Performing Arts announces auditions for their Spring 2019 musical production "The Phantom of the Opera." Auditions will be held on Sunday, Nov. 18 in Brown Auditorium on the ULM campus. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. for sign-in and warm-up with the auditions beginning at 1 p.m.

Mabel John giving Master Class at 11 a.m. Thursday at ULM; public invited

Entertainer and Bastrop native Mable John returns to the area for a celebration of her talent. John sang backup for Ray Charles and even released a few singles of her own. The University of Louisiana welcomes John on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 11 a.m. -12:05 p.m., when she will present an open Master Class in Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall. The session is free and open to the public.

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]