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

 

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Fine Arts | Music | Theatre | VCD

Contact the IPFW Admissions office at 260-481-6812 to apply for admission to the university and to answer any questions you may have concerning admission to the university. After admission to the college then contact the Department to sign up for classes.

Department of Fine Arts

The visual arts degree begins with the one-year foundation sequence, followed by submission of a portfolio for review. When the faculty approve the student’s admission to their area of emphasis, advanced work in a chosen area of concentration can begin. Please call Dana Goodman, department chair, at 260-481-6705 to schedule an advising session for classes.

Department of Music

Students who wish to major in music must gain acceptance into the Department of Music. Acceptance into the Department of Music is not automatic upon acceptance by the university. Full acceptance into the department is contingent upon a successful audition, music theory placement exam and an interview. For information regarding admission to the university contact the Office of Admissions. For information regarding admission into the Department of Music call 260-481-6714.

Department of Theatre

Theatre students must satisfy all of IPFW admission standards. In addition, they must maintain a departmental GPA of 2.25 to continue in the program.  After official admission to IPFW advising may be arranged by calling the Theatre department chair at 260-481-6551.

The Department of Theatre offers merit scholarships to incoming majors. All freshman and transfer students are eligible for consideration and evaluated by theatre department faculty. Theatre scholarships are awarded by audition for the faculty and are based upon demonstrated talent and theatrical promise. Student work-study and other paid positions are also available. For more information, contact the Department of Theatre at 260-481-6551 and visit the VPA Web site.

Department of Visual Communication and Design

After official admission to IPFW, advising may be arranged by calling the Visual Communication and Design department chair at 260-481-6709. The bachelor and associate degree programs begin with a sequence of foundation courses. After the sophomore year, students submit a portfolio of selected creative work for review. When the faculty approve the student’s admission to their area of emphasis, advanced work in a chosen area of concentration may begin.

Policies and Handbooks

Each department creates a student handbook that addresses departmental policy and regulations that are essential to their learning environment. The handbooks are used as a guide for both students and faculty to communicate what is expected of each student. Please visit your department if you need a copy or visit the links below.

To view a more a comprehensive listing of specific departmental policies and regulations, please see the departmental pages: The documents below are presented in Portable Document Format [PDF]. A PDF Reader is required to view these documents.