College of Fine and Performing Arts
College of Fine and Performing Arts

The mission of the College of Fine and Performing Arts is to strengthen and broaden the intellectual and cultural horizons of the university and the larger community by providing a creative learning environment in the fine and performing arts.  

Produced by students of the Film and Television Production program.

Established in July 2007, the college is the only of its kind in the 16-campus U.N.C. system. Read on and discover why.

   Become a Friend of the Arts. Experiencing the arts will change your perspective. Supporting the arts will change your life.

The College’s faculty members are accomplished professional artists who train and guide students on their own pathways to professional artistry. From a selective admissions process to graduation, our students are part of the ongoing "great experiences" through the creation of art, teaching, and advocacy.

Through its constituent members, the School of Art and Design, School of MusicSchool of Stage and Screen, and the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center, the College’s academic curriculum encourages and promotes “great experiences”—experiences that will change one’s life.   

The College’s abundant performance, exhibition and work spaces—the literal home of great experiences—range from the $30M Fine and Performing Arts Center with its Fine Art Museum and academic wing, to the intimate Niggli Theatre and the high-technology digital television and recording studios.

Through its dedication to excellence and the integration of teaching, scholarship and service, the College offers educational opportunities not only to a wide variety of students but also to the larger community. Regional partnerships and support play an important and acknowledged role in the College’s continued service to the campus and community.

To learn more, visit the Office of the Dean or contact the College of Fine and Performing Arts.

  Visit our Arts at WCU Facebook page.

Spring 2014 School of Stage & Screen Newsletter


Fine Arts Campus Map


Join The Friends of the Arts

A Brief History of the Arts at Western

CFPA By Laws

Sexual Harrassment: What is it? How do you know it? What can (should) you do about it? Power Point by Henry Wong, Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Programs.

The Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet, quintet-in-residence at Western Carolina University, made a seven-day educational tour of Jamaica this summer to inspire the teaching and learning of brass instruments in the public schools there.

Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet trip to Jamaica slideshow

College Locations

The Honors College

Office of the Dean

John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center

Fine Art Museum


Co-ops / Internships

Distance & Online Programs

WCU Graduate School


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