School of Music
Office: Swope Music Building
Department of Art + Design
Department of Theatre & Dance
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the College of Visual and Performing Arts at West Chester University. Throughout this website, you will read about our amazing students, extraordinary faculty, and world-class facilities. With over 300 performances annually, and 100 majors and minors available, I am pleased to introduce you to the opportunities available at West Chester University.
The College of Visual and Performing Arts at West Chester University prepares students to excel as talented, creative individuals in music, theatre, dance, and art. The college houses the School of Music, Department of Theatre and Dance, and Department of Art + Design, which offer bachelor's degrees in Music Education (instrument, keyboard, voice), Performance (instrument, keyboard, voice, jazz), Theory, History and Composition (theory/composition, history), Elective Studies in an Outside Field, Elective Studies with Music Therapy (in collaboration with Immaculata University), Theatre, Art + Design (graphic + interactive design, studio art) and master's degrees in Performance (Instrumental, Organ, Piano/Harpsichord, Voice, Choral, Conducting, Instrumental Conducting), Piano Pedagogy, Music Education (Performance, Research Report, Orff-Schulwerk, Kodaly, Music Technology), Music (Theory/Composition, Music History).
I encourage you to schedule a visit to campus, meet our faculty and students, and get to know our performance and teaching facilities. I hope that you will experience in person the vibrancy of our nationally recognized programs of study, and see first-hand the remarkable scholarly and artistic community that is the College of Visual and Performing Arts. On behalf of our faculty, staff and students, thank you for your interest in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and we invite you to Experience the Arts at WCU!
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College Launches Live Stream Performances
A selection of School of Music performances will now be available for audiences around the world via live stream viewable on all internet connected devices. Learn more about upcoming live stream performances.
Theatre Faculty Nominated for Three Barrymore Awards
Congratulations Charlie DelMarcelle, Assistant Professor of Theatre at WCU, who has been nominated for three Barrymore Awards. Learn more about Charlie.
Art + Design Develops Digital Exhibition Experience
With the assistance of Google, the Department of Art + Design has launched the Digital Exhibition Experience with 360 degree views of past and current gallery exhibits. Experience an exhibit now.