College of Visual and Performing Arts

College of Visual and Performing Arts

John O'Connell,  Dean

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499

  • Office: Visual Arts Building
  • Room: VA102
  • Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 am-5 pm

  • Phone: 260-481-6977
  • Fax: 260-481-6707
  • E-mail: lanier@ipfw.edu

 

IPFW Box Office

Fine Arts | Music | Theatre | VCD

Mission, Values & Vision

Mission

The mission of the College of Visual and Performing Arts is to:

  • provide, within a broadly based curriculum, exceptional professional and liberal arts degree programs which combine creative development in an artistic discipline with career preparation through individualized instruction
  • offer culturally enriching opportunities to all students and members of the university and regional communities
  • be recognized as the major regional arts resource through creative and scholarly excellence in artistic performance, productions, exhibitions, library holdings and technology
  • be recognized as the center for arts education, outreach, collaboration, and professional leadership in northeastern Indiana

Values

The College of Visual and Performing Arts values:

  • the highest academic, artistic, and ethical standards
  • the cultivation of creativity
  • continuous personal and professional growth
  • artistic and scholarly collaboration
  • interdisciplinary inquiry and scholarship
  • diversity

Vision

VPA will be recognized for preparing students to succeed as life-long learners and arts professionals through:

  • interaction with exceptional artist/scholar teachers
  • preparation in the best specialized facilities in the region on the IPFW campus, in satellite locations and through the technology of distance education
  • awarding of prestigious degrees from Indiana University and Purdue University
  • experiential/service learning, and outreach collaboration throughout northeastern Indiana

Approved 5/05