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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 Art Program hosts annual holiday sale

The ULM Art Program will host its annual holiday sale from November 29 - December 6, 2022. The sale is sponsored by ULM's honorary art fraternity, Kappa Pi. Hours for the sale are Monay-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

ULM VAPA to honor Dr. Derle Long with memorial concert November 22

The ULM School of Visual and Performing Arts is set to host "In Memoriam: Dr. Derle R. Long," on Tuesday, November 22 at 6:00 p.m. in Brown Auditorium on the campus of ULM. VAPA students, faculty, and staff, as well as ULM administrators and alumni will honor Dr. Long's lasting contributions to the University and the community. The event is free and open to the public.

Bry Gallery hosts "Reply All" exhibit by ULM alums

The ULM Art Program and Bry Gallery are currently hosting an exhibition of works titled "Reply All" by Memphis artists Christen Parker and Lacy Mitcham. Both artists are alumni of the ULM Art Program. Mitcham is currently an Instructor of Art at The University of Memphis; and Parker is an Instructor at both Southwest Tennessee Community College and The University of Memphis. The show will be up through November 16th. An artist's talk will be given on Wednesday, November 16th in Sandel 236 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception following in Bry Gallery.