A Letter from the Dean
Welcome to Western Connecticut State University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts. I am thrilled that you have found us on the web. I invite you to peruse our website to learn about our first-rate programs and our commitment to student success and the world of arts.
The School of Visual and Performing Arts offers a conservatory-level education at the affordable cost of a public university. Only 60 miles from downtown New York City, our School uniquely positions us to draw from the talent and resources rooted there--allowing us to enrich our local arts community by providing quality arts programming and a competitive arts education.
The School of Visual and Performing Arts moved into a new 97 million dollar, state-of-the-art, 130,000 square foot visual and performing arts center in the fall of 2014. Here, our students regularly work alongside internationally renowned faculty and guest artists, both in the classroom and during the mounting of exhibits and productions. We are truly a diverse community of established and aspiring artists.
Whether your interest is in Music, Visual Arts, or Theatre Arts, we are committed to excellence in education, career preparation, the realization of art, and community involvement. Our curriculum and our events and productions reflect the high caliber, passion, dedication, and professionalism at the core of our programs.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information and I hope that you will soon come for a visit.
Brian T. Vernon, Dean
School of Visual and Performing Arts
Western Connecticut State University