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Fairfield University's Department of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) provides a broad knowledge of the arts, and empowers students to understand and create artistic expression. Our program offers a hands-on learning approach to unlock the creative potential of our students while encouraging the curiosity, growth and development of the artistic spirit. Students acquire knowledge of the history, context, and theory of the interaction of art, society, and the self. They learn to communicate, produce, collaborate, meet deadlines, think critically, creatively problem solve, manage time, and be responsible to others, all while participating in life’s ongoing cultural conversation.
Our program helps students grow their intuitive, creative, and expressive talents and connect them with reasoning skills. Here, you will develop your own creative process and give shape to your own experience through experimentation, introspection and risk taking. With this exposure and experience, you will have the creative and artistic abilities to pursue a variety of professional challenges and careers.
Major / Minor
Film, Television, & Media
Discover the many entertaining and educational events being offered by the Visual and Performing Arts Department.