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College of Fine and Performing Arts News and Events

Browse the links below for recent WCU news  of interest to current and prospective fine and performing arts students and their families.


Western Carolina University’s School of Music begins its 2015-16 recital series on Tuesday, Sept. 1, with the Faculty Showcase Recital.
An exhibition of works by Cathryn Griffin, professor of photography at Western Carolina University, continues on display through Friday, Sept. 25, at the university’s Fine Art Museum in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
WCU Chancellor David O. Belcher has identified four areas of emphasis for the 2015-16 academic year that are central to the institution’s future success: increasing diversity on campus, preparing for a comprehensive fundraising campaign to boost scholarship dollars, enhancing the total student experience, and supporting faculty and staff.
The potential exists for a fourth straight year of record enrollment as the university community welcomes new and returning students for the start of fall semester 2015.
Two plays and two musicals comprise the 2015-16 Mainstage season to be presented by Western Carolina University’s School of Stage and Screen, and season subscriptions and individual tickets for the productions will go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the box office in WCU’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
The region's professional filmmakers had an opportunity to learn about the latest camera technology during a gathering sponsored by the Film and Television Production Program.
A troupe of budding Broadway stars from around the world will hit the stage at WCU’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on Sunday, July 19, to cap the 2015 Triple Arts intensive musical theatre summer camp.
The head of the sculpture program in the School of Art at George Mason University has been appointed Western Carolina’s inaugural Distinguished Professor of Visual Arts.
Denise Drury, an arts administrator who came to WCU as curatorial specialist for the Fine Art Museum in 2010, has now been appointed the facility’s executive director.
Michelle Barborich’s house plan earned her a first-place award in the “Best of the Carolinas Design Competition” sponsored by the American Institute of Building Design.


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