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  1. Theatre students, faculty shine during ‘Leaves of the Tree’ opening »


    During the recent gallery opening festivities for “Leaves of the Tree” and “More Leaves of the Tree,” faculty and students from the Department of Theatre and Cinema performed a series of monologues and sonnets at the locations of various trees across campus.

  2. Professor develops early childhood music program for preschool system »


    The Department of Music’s Jennifer Sutton McDonel, Ph.D. recently completed development on a two-year, early childhood music curriculum project which will be implemented in Primrose Schools this fall.

  3. Arts education in the age of coronavirus »


    Teaching the arts during a pandemic has presented a variety of challenges for the College of Visual and Performing Arts. However, innovative members of our artistic community have developed creative, effective ways to ensure that students are receiving a quality educational experience during these extraordinary times.

  4. Theatre offers multiple online performances »


    The Radford University Department of Theatre and Cinema opens this season with two sets of student-directed, one-act plays that will be presented in alternating performances as part of the program’s Studio Series. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, all 2020 theatre productions will be streamed online.

  5. Guitar student, faculty member receive awards »


    Octavio Deluchi, an international graduate student studying guitar in Department of Music recently earned two major awards in the Philadelphia International Music Festival’s online competition. Deluchi’s mentor, Professor Robert Trent, Ph.D., also received recognition recently when he was presented with the Radford University Foundation Distinguished Creative Scholar Award.

  6. 'Leaves of the Tree' exhibit to celebrate nature through art »


    The Radford University Art Museum will open its first public exhibitions of fall 2020 on September 23, 24 and 25. “Leaves of the Tree” and “More Leaves of the Tree” will afford audiences the opportunity to delight in the wonders of leaves and their role in our environment.

  7. Design substitutes internships with mentor experience »


    As internships became scarce due to coronavirus disruptions, the Department of Design created a one-credit mentorship class where students would interact with a team of working professionals to network and learn about job-hunting best practices.

  8. Pandemic pushes arts online »


    Each semester, Radford University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts offers over fifty public events ranging from live music, dance, theatre, fashion shows, art exhibits and more. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the region, the college is developing ways to bring art to the public via online channels of communication.    

  9. Accreditation renewed for Department of Design »


    Radford University’s Department of Design was recently reaccredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). This marks the third consecutive time that the program has been reaccredited by the organization.

  10. Dance concert to showcase honors capstone choreography »


    Senior dance majors Keagan Vickers and Andrew Danaceau are preparing to showcase everything they’ve learned during their studies at Radford University on February 24, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. The two seniors are organizing the Honors Capstone Dance Concert at the Albig Studio Theatre in Peters Hall.    

CVPA News From University Relations

  1. Former Photography Professor Andrew Ross Challenges Donors to Match $125,000 Gift to Visiting Artist Legacy Fund  »


    A generous gift from former Radford University photography professor Andrew Ross will strengthen a visiting artist fund named in his honor at the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA).

  2. Anna Graham: Radford graduate with an eye for design and a drive for success »


    Anna Graham ’16 just cannot stop getting recognized for her talent, initiative and hard work. She has been recognized as one of Professional Remodeler magazine’s 2020 class of 40 Under 40, and her business has been named the Best Interior Design Firm 2020 by the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland.


  3. Governor allocates $101 million in proposed budget for new building at Radford University »


    Earlier today, Governor Ralph Northam’s proposed 2020-2022 Biennial Budget was released with allocations of additional funding for various entities, including Radford University.

  4. Radford University graduates encouraged to be 'servant-leaders' during 2019 Winter Commencement »


    At the 2019 Winter Commencement on December 14, 2019, Radford University conferred degrees upon 562 undergraduate students and officially welcomed its newest group of Highlander alumni.

  5. Highlanders bring holiday cheer to Roanoke Symphony Orchestra »


    The Highlanders Pipes and Drums joined the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and over 250 performers onstage for the annual Holiday Pops Spectacular with over two hours of holiday favorites, carols and original material.