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

John O'Connell,  Dean

Indiana University-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:


IPFW Box Office

Art and Design | School of Music | Theatre

The College of Visual and Performing Arts offers awards and scholarships to students majoring in fine arts, music, theatre and visual communication and design. Awards may also include grants, fee remission, or work-study assistance. As recipients are selected by their respective department, applicants should contact their department directly for more information.

IPFW also provides financial aid programs to help meet educational expenses. To apply, students file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This needs-analysis form, used to determine eligibility for financial aid, is available in Kettler Hall, Room 109, after Jan. 1 each year. Applications received by the first week of March are given priority consideration. For a form or assistance, please call the Financial Aid office at 260-481-6820.Visual and Performing Arts awards scholarships to Fine Arts, Music, Theatre and Visual Communication and Design majors. These awards are provided from the school rather than from a specific department.

Endowed Scholarships include:

  • Ione Auer Arts Scholarship
  • Waterfield Foundation Scholarship
  • Samuel S. and Bronnica W. Weinberg Scholarship Fund in Memory of Gertrude Weigler Brateman
  • Visual and Performing Arts Endowed Scholarship

Specific scholarship information in the following departments: Fine ArtsMusicTheatre | Visual Communication and Design

Scholarships and Financial Aid for Freshmen

Applying for scholarships has never been easier. Students are now able to complete and submit one application for all scholarships offered by our university.