Welcome to VPA!

Welcome to Syracuse University's College of Visual and Performing Arts! As a prospective graduate student, you will apply to VPA graduate programs through the college's Office of Recruitment and Admissions. Our office is here to help you with the admissions process, financial information, and any questions you might have.

School of Art School of Art
Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
School of Design School of Design
Setnor School of Music Setnor School of Music
Department of Transmedia Department of Transmedia
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VPA boasts a long and celebrated history of education in the fields of art, design, and transmedia; music; and communication. Established in 1873, the college offered the first B.F.A. in fine arts, was the first to offer advanced work in photography, and houses one of the oldest departments of communication studies in the nation. This legacy of innovation and excellence continues as the college houses numerous respected and highly ranked programs.

We are pleased that you are interested in joining this tradition of excellence and invite you to explore the numerous courses of graduate study available. We also encourage you to consider the many advantages of pursuing your study at Syracuse University, a private research university renowned for its many leading programs in such areas as public policy, information studies, architecture, and journalism.