Dr. Joseph Scartelli, Dean
242 Porterfield Hall, (540) 831-5265
The College of Visual and Performing Arts seeks to provide comprehensive pre-professional and liberal arts education for students in the disciplines of dance, fashion, interior design, music, theatre and the visual arts; to serve the educational needs of all Radford students by providing comprehensive opportunities and experiences in the arts; to enrich the artistic and cultural environment of the university, western Virginia, the Commonwealth of Virginia and beyond; and to make significant artistic contributions in the disciplines of dance, fashion, interior design, music, theatre and the visual arts.
The faculty of the college maintains active professional lives as performers, artists, designers and research scholars. Frequent visits by guest artists provide a special dimension to the educational experience of the arts. Students have many opportunities to learn from the arts professionals who appear on the campus annually.
Internship programs are an integral part of many College of Visual and Performing Arts degree requirements. The college’s Community Arts School employs qualified students as teachers in dance, music, theatre and the visual arts.