College of Visual and Performing Arts

University of the Arts Community

If you have questions or want to connect with someone about our visual arts undergraduate programs in Animated Arts, Communication Design, Studio Art, and Art History contact:  Professor Margaret Noel, Department Chair at 

If you have questions or want to connect with someone about our undergraduate programs in Art Education OR our MEd in Art Education plus certification, contact:  Dr. Peg Speirs, Department Chair at

If you have questions or want to connect with someone about our undergraduate programs in Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Commercial Music and Music Business, contact: Dr. Jeremy Justeson, Department Chair at 


Experience a pioneering learning environment dedicated to creative exploration, discovery, and innovation in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Kutztown University.

Our students are future leaders in art, design, media, music, and communication. No matter which program you choose, creative avenues abound to develop your skills, practice your techniques, and cultivate your vision. Our professors are committed to your growth as an individual. Experts in their field, they are passionate about inspiring students to meld passion with academic and creative growth. 

Be inspired in one of our technologically-driven next generation classrooms.  Connect with the creative forces of the nearby cities of Philadelphia and New York City through one of our many internships or field experiences. Join one of our study abroad programs and embrace the creative and communicative practices of the world. 

We value your creativity.  Expand your horizons.  Come join us!

Dr. Bradley Shope, Dean


Maria Clark is majoring in Communication Studies. The Collegeville, Pa. native is currently featured on the KU homepage.

Find out about Maria's major and why she chose KU.


The Kutztown University Arts Society includes community and university volunteers who are both patrons of the arts and who are dedicated to advancing arts programming at Kutztown University and in the surrounding community.

The Society raises funds to support arts programming, which includes: Promoting the Love of Arts for Youth Series (P.L.A.Y.), KU Presents!, University Art Galleries, President’s International Quintet, Kutztown Arts Academy, and Arts Programming Grants to Kutztown University students, faculty, and staff.

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