Message from the Dean

James W. Robey, Interim Dean

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Radford University College of Visual and Performing Arts website.  As you browse through our pages, I am confident that you will realize our commitment to the arts and to our community of learners.

The college prepares students to view their ever-changing world with an understanding of the non-literal, imaginative, and ephemeral nature of art.  In and out of the classroom, students explore the areas of technique, theory, exhibition, performance, critical analysis, and the creative process.

Our dynamic faculty, all accomplished professionals and experienced educators, develop strong mentoring relationships with their students that often extend past graduation.  We celebrate the arts by offering a wide range of events by students, faculty, distinguished guest artists, and internationally renowned professional companies.

The college plays a major role in the cultural life of the community at large by offering master classes, coordinating workshops, and directing residencies throughout the region and beyond. Undergraduate majors, working closely with the faculty, play a very active role in this outreach.

I look forward to your questions and strongly encourage you to visit our campus and art facilities.


James W. Robey, Interim Dean
College of Visual and Performing Arts