At the David Orr Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts at Western Carolina University, we believe you have limitless creative potential inside you. So we foster an environment that enables you to bring it forth: In-depth study with practicing professionals. Individualized guidance and encouragement to find your unique voice. A chance to refine your craft, then present your work to the world. And along the way, you’ll gain more than just proficiency. You’ll develop the individuality of an authentic artist, the finesse of a true professional and the inspiration that will carry you into the life of your dreams.
Four years ago, Josh Overbay, associate professor in the School of Stage and Screen, was attending a Resources for Resilience workshop on trauma healing where he met workshop co-facilitator Michael Hayes.
Students in WCU's interior design program soon will have access to new experiential learning opportunities thanks to a $75,000 gift from a woman whose 40-year career in the profession got its start at WCU.
Meet Cody Dalton, the man of many talents at Western Carolina University. As a political science major, he's got the academics covered, but he also takes the lead as the drum major for the Pride of the Mountains marching band. Dive into his world as a student at Western Carolina University.