Departments & Programs

Giving Tuesday

Let's turn #GivingTuesday into #RadTuesday! We want to reach 107 overall donors by midnight on #RadTuesday, Nov. 28.

Your dollars will help the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) bring guests artists to campus, support international faculty travel, international student travel, provide opportunities for professional development for CVPA students and provide educational arts programming to our region's elementary, middle and high school students.

Give today to make sure Radford University College of Visual and Performing Arts students can follow their dreams in the arts!

Calendar of Events

  1. History of Photography Class / Student Photo Show | Nov. 28 - Dec. 7, 2017 »

    Monday Nov 27 - Thursday Nov 30

    All day @ Gallery 205

    An exhibition of special projects and work from current Radford University students in photography and students in the History of Photography class. Closed weekends. The gallery closes from noon until 1 p.m.
  2. BFA Show | Dec. 1 -12, 2017 »

    Friday Dec 1 - Saturday Dec 2

    All day @ RUAM Gallery Downtown

    Graduating students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts studio and graphic design program exhibit their best works. Closed Saturdays.
  3. Reception for the the BFA Show »

    Friday Dec 1

    5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. @ RUAM Gallery Downtown

    Meet the artists. Graduating students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts studio and graphic design program exhibit their best works. Exhibition: Dec. 1 -12, 2017
  4. Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse »

    Saturday Dec 2

    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. @ Pridemore Playhouse

    By Kevin Henkes and adapted by Kevin Kling. Lilly likes everything--- naps, cheesy snacks, her baby brother, well, maybe not him, she even likes school! What she likes most of all is her fabulous purple plastic purse. But when taking it to school gets her into trouble she learns an important lesson. This lively play based on Kevin Henkes’ popular book series of the wonders and woes of childhood is a sweet tale of friendship and learning consideration for others. General Admission: $8, Children: $4, RU Faculty/Staff: $6; RU Student w/ID: Free. Tickets for the Pridemore productions are available at or the week prior to the event at the Porterfield Box Office or by calling 540-831-5289. Box Office is open from noon to 6 p.m. one week prior to opening.


  1. Jim Chandler: theatre alum follows an uplifting path »


    Jim Chandler may be enthusiastic about drama, but he is passionate about uplifting others through his work. Once a theatre student at Radford University in the late 1990s, his educational path helped him realize his dream of becoming an actor and led him to discover something greater.

  2. Festival of South African Dance comes to Radford University »


    Through energetic and rhythmically intricate movements, the Festival of South African Dance communicates a perseverance of the human spirit and spreads awareness about the socioeconomic and political challenges facing South Africa. Two distinct groups share these stories through their historical dance traditions in an uplifting and entertaining evening at Radford University at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 10, 2018, at the Bondurant Auditorium

  3. "Strange Weather" comes to Radford University Art Museum »


    A storm lurks within the Radford University Art Museum at the Covington Center. Erin Turner’s “Strange Weather” takes over the gallery Sept. 29, inviting viewers to come in and explore her large sculptural newspaper forms suspended from the ceiling and the walls.

  4. Casts announced for fall 2017 plays »


    The Department of Theatre and Cinema proudly announces that casting is complete for the fall 2017 productions. That explains the recent excitement throughout the hallways of Porterfield.

  5. unCONVENTional – professor edits cloistered nuns compositions »


    In 17th century Italy, 13 cloistered nuns composed music for the women in their convent but published the music for male singers. Meredith Bowen, assistant professor of music, edited and restored eight of these compositions for female choruses.

  6. CVPA Painters take on the Floyd Plein Air Festival »


    Rolling hills, abundant farms, and sunlit moments on the Blue Ridge Parkways will give inspiration to two Radford University College of Visual and Performing Arts painters during the Floyd Plein Air Festival.