Dare to create something that inspires.
Whether you are stepping into the spotlight or producing behind the scenes, by joining Worcester State University’s Visual & Performing Arts program, you will never be far from creative pursuits.
As a student of Worcester State’s Visual & Performing Arts program, you will cultivate a deep understanding of and respect for historical art movements, while working alongside esteemed faculty to hone your craft. With countless exhibit and performance opportunities, you can showcase your talent at the national and international level–and gain the resources, network, and mentorship you will need for a vibrant and dynamic creative path.
Music Professor Brings Talents to the Big Screen in "Spirited," starring Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds, Octavia Spencer
Boston Music Award Nominees Include VPA Music Professor Carlos Odria
The Boston Music Awards has nominated Carlos Odria, Ph.D., an assistant professor of music in the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Worcester State University, for the Latin Artist of the Year category following the recent release of his album, “Montuno Negro.”
Spectrum News visits VPA's Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery
as Buddhist monks create a sand mandala at Worcester State
Worcester Magazine: Last Call with Bradley Chapman Bleau, curator of WooTown Funk Exhibition
Veer Mudambi reports: “Returning to Worcester after completing a Master in Fine Arts program, Brad Chapman Bleau is planning a fall exhibit at Worcester State University’s Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery…”
Visual and Performing Arts “Extreme Artery” initiative pays tribute to founding faculty and presents chorale, jazz and musical mosaic concerts, theater production & art exhibition
The Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) Department is announcing a variety of opportunities to view in-person exhibits and performances by Worcester State students
Student Art Exhibition showcases imagination, artistic vision and a skull made of teeth
Artistry, technical skill and talent – and tenacity as well – are on display in the biennial Student Art Exhibition at the Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery at Worcester State University.
Annual ArtsWorcester College Show showcases work of three Worcester State students in juried exhibition
The 18th annual ArtsWorcester College Show, a juried exhibition showcasing “the next generation of regional artists,” has opened in an online, accessible format featuring work by three Worcester State University students.
VPA Department’s Steve Gagliastro to Appear in Star-Studded Film and TV Projects
As nearby Devens, Mass., steadily grows its reputation of being a “Hollywood of the East,” Worcester State Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) voice instructor Steve Gagliastro’s impressive acting career continues to thrive.
Visual and Performing Arts Department and students recognized for excellence by regional Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region 1, recognized Worcester State’s Visual and Performing Arts Department for excellence in theatre production with a special invitation to stream its Spring 2021 presentation of “Dancing with Demons.”
Visual and Performing Arts Department Offers New Theater Major
Students will soon be able to major in theater through the Department of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). The new Bachelor of Arts in Theater will provide interdisciplinary and specialized artistic education that prepares students for professional lives in the arts.
Why study Visual & Performing Arts at Worcester State?
- Costume Design for Theatre
- Driftwood to Dumpsters
- Modern Art
- Music of the Cinema
- Gallery and Museum Studies
- Jazz Ensemble
- Worcester State Chorale
- Computers and Music
- African Drumming
- Visual Arts in the Schools
At Worcester State, there's a whole world of creative spaces and resources at your fingertips. Some examples include:
See the diverse career paths that a degree in the Visual & Performing Arts can prepare you for.
Explore a wide range of rewarding professional opportunities with your VPA degree from Worcester State.
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Carlos Odria, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Music and Interdisciplinary Arts in WSU’s Visual and Performing Arts Department. In this role, Odria offers WSU students his expertise in modern guitar performance, world music, jazz, and [...]
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