Western North Carolina is a region rich in the arts, and WCU's College of Fine and Performing Arts brings together the traditions and resources of the region with the talent of our students to serve as the heart of art and culture in WNC. The David Orr Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts combines training with performance, community engagement and business and entrepreneurship skills to prepare young musicians, actors, writers, film makers, directors, visual artists and designers for diverse careers in the art, film and performance industries.
New Pride of the Mountains leader looks to build on an already great tradition. Jack Eaddy Jr. is all about pushing the envelope. Pushing the envelope is one reason Western Carolina University’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band has become one of the most renowned collegiate bands in the country.
An idea that sprang out of School of Art and Design Professor Richard Tichich’s beginning photography classes in the Fall of 2020. The exhibition was designed to feature the diversity of students who comprise the student body community at Western Carolina University.