College of Fine and Performing Arts
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About

The College of Fine and Performing Arts (CFPA) offers nearly 300 performances, special presentations and gallery events each year with a phenomenal line-up featuring the talents of our students and faculty, special guest lecturers, professional performers, and visual artists. These include some of our many successful alumni who come back to campus to share their expertise with the next generation of artists preparing for their own careers.

 

Providing our students with a rigorous arts experience is the central mission of the CFPA. The very best arts faculty and students are found at Western and their talents are acknowledged across the nation.

 

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 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.

Vision

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

 

Impact

The generosity of friends of the college has made a priceless impact upon the CFPA. Gifts have funded entire performance series, crucial K-12 education outreach, scholarships for students of all levels, and academic programming. 

 

Art and Art History

Design

Music

Theatre and Dance

 

 

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2:1 Student Match
The first $5,000 in gifts received from current students will be double matched by alumnus Dave Mann’82 and Ann Thomson Mann (up to $100 per donor) to empower students to support their favorite department, club, scholarship or program.
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1: 1 Recent Grad Match
The first $5,000 in gifts received from recent grads (’15, ’16, ’17 and ’18 graduates) will be matched by alumnus Dave Mann’82 and Ann Thomson Mann (up to $100 per donor).
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Top 5 WWU Fundraisers
These are our Top 5 Leaders for WWU. NOT based on dollars but donor count contributing to their department, program or scholarships success.
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Give Day Challenge Pool
A percentage of EVERY gift made will be matched by one of our challenge pools (if they did not already receive matching funds from another challenge, up to $5,000 per donor). Challenge Pool dollars will be allocated as a percentage: Total Matching Pool ÷ Total Give Day Donations = Match %. Thank you to our generous Challenge Pool Donors for transforming lives and inspiring support of education: Tony George, Greg & Elizabeth Grant, Andy Kositsky & Maria Mazzei, Bryan Page, Karen & Lane Richards; Jerry & Truc Thon; the WWU Alumni Association, the Western Fund.
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Celebrate WWU's 125th anniversay and be the 125th Donor!
This year WWU is celebrating our 125th anniversary! Help us reach our GOAL and you and a guest will be sitting pretty near the goal! The overall 125th donor on WWU Give Day will win 2 tickets to see the Sounders face off against DC United on June 9th.
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WECU Raffle For All Donors!
Whatcom Educational Credit Union is a proud supporter of WWU Scholarships and a sponsor of WECU Court in Carver Gymnasium. To further celebrate our partnership with WWU, all give day donors will be entered into a raffle for one of three beautiful baskets filled with WWU & WECU swag and a $100 gift certificate to a downtown Bellingham restaurant
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