The College of Fine and Performing Arts (CFPA) promotes a lifelong relationship with the arts that enhances, challenges and inspires both the individual and the community.

About

The CFPA offers hundreds of performances, presentations, and exhibitions each year featuring the talents of our students and faculty, special guest lecturers, professional performers, and visual artists. These include many of our successful alumni who return to share their expertise with our students to prepare them for their own careers.

 

We provide our students with rigorous visual and performing arts education. Our students, faculty, and alumni are recognized nationally and internationally.

Impact

The generosity of friends of the CFPA has made a invaluable impact on our students and the community we serve. Gifts fund:

  • professional performances and exhibitions open to the public
  • crucial K-12 education outreach
  • scholarships for students in all our departments
  • academic programming, including
    • clinics
    • masterclasses
    • guest lecturers
    • student travel
    • faculty professional development
    • symposia

Mission

The goal of the College of Fine and Performing Arts is to nurture a comprehensive understanding of the languages of Movement Art, Visual Art, Theatre Art and Music in order to create thinking artists and artistic thinkers who will shape and translate global culture in the 21st century.

 

To fulfill this mission, the College of Fine and Performing Arts aims:

  • To maintain a viable connection with the liberal arts tradition of the university.

  • To equip students with the creative and intellectual tools necessary for success in the arts.

  • To enable students to value, understand and challenge traditional concepts.

  • To maintain an environment that supports diversity, reflection and dedication to creative pursuits.

  • To promote critical thinking, innovative ideas and active arts leadership.

  • To provide world class and multicultural experiences in the arts for both students and members of the community.

  • To prepare students for a dynamic, lifelong relationship with the arts.

Support the College of Fine and Performing Arts today. Click on the departmental buttons below to learn more about the departments within CFPA.

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Outdoor Sculpture Collection Challenge
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Top Five Fundraisers!
The WWU Alumni Association has rewarded the top five areas that secure the most donors with a bonus of $1,000 each!
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1 $1,000 Men's Rowing 171
2 $1,000 Student Emergency Fund 157
3 $1,000 Ice Hockey 151
4 $1,000 Cross Country & Track and Field 97
5 $1,000 Marketing Program 84
6 MSCM & Operations 69
7 WWU Racing 66
8 WWU Volleyball 52
9 Accounting Department 45
10 Donate to Fairhaven Here! 39
11 Huxley College of the Environment 36
12 Woodring College of Education 34
13 Computer Science 32
14 Chemistry Department 31
15 Geology 31
16 University Honors Program 28
17 College of Business and Economics 26
18 Behavioral Neuroscience 26
19 Music Department 24
20 History Department 23
21 MBA Program 22
22 Sailing Team 22
23 Women's Ultimate 19
24 Health and Human Development 19
25 Political Science 19
26 Sociology 19
27 WWU's Entrepreneurship & Innovation Programs 17
28 Economics 17
29 Engineering and Design 16
30 International Business Program 16
31 Ray Wolpow Institute 16
32 Water Skiing 16
33 Elementary Education Department 16
34 Undocumented Student Support 15
35 College of Science and Engineering 14
36 WWU Alumni Association 14
37 Linguistics 14
38 Swim Club 14
39 Biology 13
40 Men's Water Polo 13
41 Club Wrestling 13
42 Equestrian Team 13
43 Men's Basketball 12
44 Graduate School 12
45 English Department 12
46 The SEA Discovery Center 12
47 Women's Volleyball Sport Club 12
48 Finance Program 12
49 Canadian-American Studies 11
50 Psychology 11
51 WWU AS Food Pantry 10
52 College of Humanities and Social Sciences 9
53 Elliot Scott Memorial Scholarship 9
54 Mathematics 9
55 Women's Water Polo 9
56 Compass2Campus 9
57 Management Information Systems 9
58 Western Washington University 8
59 Western Gallery 8
60 Women's Lacrosse 8
61 Theatre Arts 8
62 Institute for Energy Studies 7
63 AS Clubs 7
64 Jeopardy Magazine 7
65 Modern and Classical Languages 7
66 WWU Club Baseball 7
67 AMSEC - Materials Science 7
68 WWU Women's Hockey 7
69 Millie Johnson Puzzle Hunt Fund 6
70 Women's Basketball 6
71 Communication Sciences and Disorders 6
72 Business and Sustainability Program 6
73 WWU Career Services 6
74 Men's Soccer 6
75 Women's Golf 6
76 Softball 6
77 Ethnic Student Center 6
78 College of Fine and Performing Arts 6
79 Dance 6
80 Journalism 6
81 Scholarships and Diversity Initiatives 5
82 Shannon Point Marine Center 5
83 Western GAP Scholarship 5
84 Anthropology 5
85 Freeride Ski and Snowboard Team 5
86 WWU Wheelchair Basketball Club 5
87 Physics and Astronomy 4
88 Men's Golf 4
89 Viking Athletics 4
90 Design Department 4
91 Western Libraries 4
92 WWU SACNAS 4
93 Science, Math and Technology Education 4
94 Huxley Graduate Programs 4
95 LGBTQ+ Western 4
96 WWU Speech and Hearing Clinic 4
97 WWU Glee Club 4
98 Figure Skating 4
99 Men's Volleyball 4
100 Communication Studies 3
101 Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Program 3
102 Tabetha Fox Clark Scholarship 3
103 Prim Scholarship for Diversity and Inclusion 3
104 Special Education & Education Leadership 3
105 Mary Morrison Family Music Scholarship Endowment 3
106 Equity & Diversity Programs 3
107 Child Development Center 3
108 Men's Ultimate 3
109 Adoptees Alliance 3
110 Music Library 3
111 Men's Rugby 3
112 Education Abroad 3
113 Women's Soccer 3
114 Robert and Bess Christman Scholarship 3
115 Native American Student Union 3
116 Marion Van Nostrand Scholarship 2
117 Small Business Development Center 2
118 Huxley College on the Peninsulas 2
119 Palliative Care Institute 2
120 Vernon Damani "Dr. J" Johnson Scholarship 2
121 Veteran Services 2
122 Rowing 2
123 WWU Wakeboard Team 2
124 WWU Tennis Club 2
125 Environmental Sciences Department 2
126 International Business Network Club 2
127 Western Community Outreach 2
128 Global Humanities and Religions 2
129 Womxn of Color Empowerment Scholarship Fund 2
130 Woodring Scholarships 2
131 Art and Art History Department 2
132 Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education 2
133 Women's Rugby 2
134 Young Democrats of WWU 2
135 Nursing 2
136 KUGS Scholarship 2
137 Student Ambassador Scholarship 2
138 Western on the Peninsulas Scholarship 1
139 Dr. Lina Zeine Scholarship 1
140 WISE Scholarship 1
141 Lillie Mae Witherspoon Minority Scholarship 1
142 Manis Family Scholarship 1
143 National Society of Black Engineers 1
144 Other 1
145 Frank Punches Memorial Endowment Fund 1
146 Department of Management 1
147 Salish Sea Institute 1
148 Khmer Student Association (KhSA) 1
149 Dina Benedetti Scholarship Endowment 1
150 James B. and Angela Rhoads Scholarship 1
151 Stephen Senge Fund for Teaching Innovation 1
152 Health and Community Studies 1
153 Education and Social Justice Minor 1
154 Norma Hall-Alice Stout Memorial Endowment 1
155 NSTA Student Chapter 1
156 RALPH MUNRO INSTITUTE FOR CIVIC EDUCATION 1
157 Sociology Club 1
158 Honoring Nancy Johnson! 1
159 Best Buddies 1
160 Campus Recreation 1
161 Cheerleading 1
162 Exercise Science Lab 1
163 Men's Lacrosse 1
164 Secondary Education & MIT 1
165 Filipino-American Student Association (FASA) 1
166 NeRDS 1
167 Hillel of WWU 1
168 Center for Pacific Northwest Studies 1
169 Fencing 1
170 Institute for Watershed Studies 1
171 WWU Chess Club 1
172 WWU Climbing Team 1
173 Nancy Bluestein-Johnson Peninsulas Scholarship 1
174 Occam's Razor Academic Journal 1
175 Emily Lang Memorial Scholarship Fund 0
176 Hillel of WWU 0
177 KM Fund for Holocaust and Genocide Studies 0
178 Ted Pratt Scholarship 0
179 WWU Club Golf Team 0
180 Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 0
181 WWU Fly Fishing Club 0
182 Environmental Studies Department 0
183 Dr. Elena Pereyra Peach Award Scholarship 0
184 WWU Queer Club 0
185 Bellingham Order of the Saber 0
186 Acapella Club 0
187 Alpha Kappa Psi Omega Beta 0
188 Arts Enterprise and Cultural Innovation 0
189 Backcountry Squatters 0
190 Baile de WWU 0
191 Bellingham Review 0
192 Bennerstorm Prize 0
193 Brian K. and Lori L. Burton Fund for Innovation 0
194 Campus Beautification Club 0
195 Cascadia Climbers 0
196 CBE Investment Management and Scholarship Fund 0
197 Collegiate DECA 0
198 Cybersecurity Club 0
199 Cycling 0
200 Dead Parrots Society 0
201 Diversity in Geoscience club 0
202 Donald B. McLeod Scholarship Endowment 0
203 East Asian Studies 0
204 Endowed Professorship in Jewish History 0
205 Happy Club 0
206 Hearing Aid Bank 0
207 Institute for Global Engagement 0
208 Joann Otto Microscope Endowment Fund 0
209 Life Drawing Club 0
210 MK Advantages of Learning Differently Scholarship 0
211 Morse Institute for Leadership 0
212 Mountain Environments Research Institute 0
213 NAMI on Campus WWU 0
214 Net Impact 0
215 Office of Sustainability 0
216 Outreach and Continuing Education 0
217 Parents and Families 0
218 Philosophy 0
219 Physical Education and Health Club 0
220 Quidditch 0
221 Resource Center 0
222 Rich and Stephanie Bowers Endowment 0
223 Sandberg Scholarship 0
224 Special Collections 0
225 Student Services and Programs 0
226 Student Technology Center's Booster Fund 0
227 The Jazz Project Scholarship 0
228 The Journal of Educational Controversy 0
229 Timothy Crossan Memorial Fund 0
230 Vassdal Design Scholarship 0
231 Vietnamese Student Association 0
232 WCE Promise Scholarships for Students of Color 0
233 Western Aces & Aros 0
234 Willis Ball Memorial Scholarship 0
235 WWU Hip hop 0
236 WWU Judo Club 0
237 WWU National Science Teachers Association Chapter 0
238 WWU Outdoor Center 0
239 WWU QueerCon 0
240 WWU Student Chapter of NSTA 0
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