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Step into the spotlight
The Visual and Performing Arts Department at Worcester State University is home to a vibrant, collaborative community of visual artists, musicians, theatre artists, and scholars in the arts.
Visit our photo galleries of art, music, and theatre students in action to see how VPA students create and interact with the arts every day. Browse our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to gain insight into just how integrated the arts are on campus.
As a Visual and Performing Arts major, your coursework cultivates a deeper understanding of working in the arts. You learn what the arts means to you personally and what it means on the local, national, and global stage. That deeper understanding comes from working alongside our faculty in the classroom, on- and off- campus, and through local, national, and international exhibit and performance opportunities. These range from art exhibits to music performances to theatre productions. During your senior year, you’ll complete a capstone project that demonstrates your mastery of the skills gained in VPA.
Students may double major in education and VPA or minor in art, music, technology and music composition, and theatre. VPA minors complement coursework in education, business administration, communication, urban studies, computer science, and more.
Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery