Research and Scholarship Through Creativity
Welcome to the Graduate Studies Office of the College of Visual & Performing Arts. CVPA graduate faculty and staff celebrate our students' growth as artists and scholars. The scope of our teaching and learning practices reach members of the performing and visual arts communities across the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC metropolitan areas. From our faculty’s perspective, the expansion of professional education in the arts is paramount for the growth and development of a rich and vital cultural community and a supporting network of individual artists. The dynamics of contemporary society suggest that the influence of the arts on public life will continue to expand well into the 21st century. Each year, opportunities increase for creative work by performers, composers, sculptors, painters, dancers, actors, historians, theoreticians, and musicologists.
Please contact Dr. Salmon if you have questions about admission or academic policies and procedures. In addition, she reviews special graduate student academic requests upon recommendation from departments, and is available by appointment to meet with students who are unable to resolve issues at the departmental level.