College of Visual and Performing Arts
College of Visual and Performing Arts

John O'Connell,  Dean

Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499

  • Office: Visual Arts Building
  • Room: VA102
  • Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 am–5 pm

  • Phone: 260-481-6977
  • Fax: 260-481-6707
  • E-mail: [email protected]

Purdue Fort Wayne
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Art and Design | School of Music | Theatre

Mission, Values & Vision

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The mission of the College of Visual and Performing Arts is to:

  • provide, within a broadly based curriculum, exceptional professional and liberal arts degree programs which combine creative development in an artistic discipline with career preparation through individualized instruction
  • offer culturally enriching opportunities to all students and members of the university and regional communities
  • be recognized as the major regional arts resource through creative and scholarly excellence in artistic performance, productions, exhibitions, library holdings and technology
  • be recognized as the center for arts education, outreach, collaboration, and professional leadership in northeastern Indiana


The College of Visual and Performing Arts values:

  • the highest academic, artistic, and ethical standards
  • the cultivation of creativity
  • continuous personal and professional growth
  • artistic and scholarly collaboration
  • interdisciplinary inquiry and scholarship
  • diversity, equity, and inclusion


VPA will be recognized for preparing students to succeed as life-long learners and arts professionals through:

  • interaction with exceptional artist/scholar teachers
  • preparation in the best specialized facilities in the region on the Purdue Fort Wayne campus, in satellite locations and through the technology of distance education
  • awarding of prestigious degrees from Purdue University
  • experiential/service learning, and outreach collaboration throughout northeastern Indiana

Approved 5/05