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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

VAPA's James Boldin named editor of international journal

James Boldin, D.M.A., Associate Professor of Music in the University of Louisiana Monroe School of Visual and Performing Arts, has been appointed publications editor for the International Horn Society. Boldin's appointment is the result of an international search.

Music in the air: Sean O'Pry returns to direct Sound of Today

The ULM Sound of Today (SOT) Marching Band practices for days preparing for the fall football season. It's August in Louisiana and feels like you're wrapped in a hot, wet, wool blanket - a sweltering mix of high humidity and even higher temps. Sean O'Pry remembers those hours of SOT practice and will soon be back on the field. Instead of leading the band as drum major, he'll be leading it as the director.

ULM presents Jekyll & Hyde,The Musical

March 19-21, 2020. Order tickets here. 


•  Fight Song [mp3]

•  Alma Mater [mp3]