Lawrence JenkensWelcome to the College of Visual and Performing Arts at UNCG!  CVPA consists of four schools—Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre—and a new and rapidly expanding BA program in Arts Administration.  Each of our disciplines offer an impressive variety of programs and nationally accredited degrees, and I hope you will take some time to explore the ones that interest you most.  We are here to answer any questions you might have—please reach out to our Director of Recruitment (Sandra Barinowski, or any of our School or Program directors for any information you would like.

CVPA and UNCG are both really exciting places to be right now.  Our arts students, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, are preparing for a rich and sustained life in the arts.  All are developing the skills and talent associated with their passion, but we are also engaging with the communities around us in new and meaningful ways, and we are committed to helping each and every one to acquire the skills necessary to succeed in the highly competitive world of the arts in a myriad of ways.  Our arts education programs in all our disciplines continue to produce amazing teachers at the K-12 level, and here we can boast of a 100% job placement record for all our graduating students.

With more than 1500 students at all levels of study, CVPA is largest and most comprehensive school of visual and performing arts in North Carolina and one of the largest in the Southeast and the nation.  We are extremely proud to be able to offer our students a wealth of opportunities outside the studios and classrooms with some 350 performances, exhibits, lectures and masterclass each year, international study opportunities, internships, entrepreneurial activities, and lots of opportunity to make an impact on our community.  As part of a large research university, our students can also take advantage of a full range of interdisciplinary and collaborative opportunities.  

We continue to grow and add exciting new programs to our academic offerings.  Most recently we are expanding our exciting, new Musical Theatre minor into a BFA Acting concentration, and we are introducing an animation track in our BFA studio major in Fall 2019.  We are also adding a Museum Studies track to our Arts Administration degree.  There is so much happening here!

I am so immensely proud of the talented group of performers, scholars, educators and students who are CVPA at UNCG.  Come find out about us—we are very likely to have something exciting that meets your interests, passion, and professional goals.


Lawrence Jenkens

Interim Dean