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College of Visual and Performing Arts

Stephen Kalm, Dean

The College of Visual and Performing Arts is a comprehensive professional school committed to leadership in teaching, scholarship, professional performance and service at state, regional, national and international levels. The College is comprised of outstanding artist/faculty/scholars, staff and administrative personnel, all of whom are committed to providing a challenging, positive educational environment for students as well as an atmosphere characterized by collegiality, cooperation and interdependence.

The mission of the College of Visual and Performing Arts is to serve the University, the State of Montana, and the nation as a cultural center of national significance and as a leader in the performing and visual arts, arts education, and new media and technologies. In pursuit of this mission the College seeks to:

    • serve students at The University of Montana-Missoula by teaching each of the performing and visual arts with rigor and devotion, and by offering preparation and experience that will enable students to take their places in the world of art, to perform and create with grace and maturity, and to teach with expertise and perspective;
    • serve the University at large, as well as the community, state, region and nation, by presenting concerts, productions, and exhibitions of high quality, and by offering educational and research opportunities in the arts for non-majors as well as majors;
    • provide national leadership in the arts by enhancing the excellence of traditional arts curricula, instruction and research with innovative and imaginative programs that utilize new technologies, new media, and new cultural and intellectual environments;
    • inspire the pursuit of excellence, encouraging creativity and expression through the arts.

The College of Visual and Performing Arts offers an integrated arts and education masters program entitled the Creative Pulse.  Offered during Summer sessions, the program is designed to develop Masters Teachers in the Arts, Sciences and Humanities.  For more information on the College of Visual and Performing Arts, visit

Registrar's Office

Lommasson Center 201

Phone: (406) 243-2995

Fax: (406) 243-4807