School of Visual and Performing Arts


The School of Visual and Performing Arts provides students with a broad-based liberal arts education infused with the principles of the Catholic intellectual tradition. Whether in art, music, or theatre,  students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare them for a wide range of career options as well as the possibility of graduate study in their particular field.

In addition to the broad-based education and sense of ethics that numerous employers in the business and service sectors desire in recruits, the School of Visual and Performing Arts offers programs focused on specific professional skills in music, performance, theatre, teaching, graphic design, studio arts, art and business and in the therapeutic dimensions of art and music therapy. 

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School of Visual and Performing Arts Majors and Minors

Art Majors

Bachelor of Arts in Art with concentrations in:
Art Therapy

Art Education (PreK-8 & 5-12) or (PreK-12)
Graphic Design
Studio Art




Careers for these art majors include:

Advertising, business, graphic design, museum/archives, art therapy, studio art,
elementary and/or secondary art education, and continued studies in graduate programs.

Music Majors

Bachelor of Arts in Music
Bachelor of Music in Music Education
Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy




Careers for these music majors include:

Elementary and secondary music education, private lessons, music therapist,music
librarian, piano and vocal performing, and continued studies in graduate programs. 


Fifth-Year Options
  • Studio Art
  • Education with a concentration in Kodaly-Based Music Education
  • Certificate in Music & Imagery (Music Therapy)


Contacts for the School of Visual and Performing Arts

 

Luke Buffenmyer, Director of Art  
(508) 849-3464      
lbuffenmyer@annamaria.edu
Roger Greene, Director of Music
(508) 849-3452        
rgreene@annamaria.edu
Alice Lambert, Director of Graduate Art 
(508) 849-3442
alambert@annamaria.edu