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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.


Dr. James Boldin
Interim Director
School of Visual and Performing Arts




Recent VAPA News

ULM's Tresner receives residency and grant award

Cliff Tresner, an Associate Professor of Art at ULM, has recently been accepted to the prestigious Vermont Studio Center for a three-week residency in May-June 2023. A panel of jurors chose Mr. Tresner from a very competitive pool of applicants after reviewing his impressive portfolio of artwork. Mr. Tresner was also given a grant award of $6,750.

ULM's Bry Gallery hosts exhibit by Keldrick Dunn

The ULM Art Program and Bry Gallery are currently hosting an exhibition of works titled "Wrld Keeps Turnin" by Minden artist Keldrick Dunn. The exhibition runs from January 18th through February 15th. An artist's talk will be given on Wednesday, February 15th in Sandel 236 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception following in Bry Gallery.

ULM VAPA to host first annual Louisiana Horn Day on January 21

On Saturday, January 21, the ULM School of Visual and Performing Arts will host the First Annual Louisiana Horn Day. This free event will include performances, masterclasses, and exhibits dedicated to the horn and horn playing. The Guest Artist and Clinician will be Brett Hodge, Principal Horn of the Omaha Symphony and Third Horn of the Grant Park Music Festival. Exhibits will be provided by Houghton Horns of Keller, Texas.