School of Visual, Performing,
& Communication Arts


A conservatory-level education at the affordable cost of a public university.

From the discipline of practice to the glory of performance, artists bring wisdom, beauty and joy to our world.

Welcome to Western Connecticut State University’s School of Visual, Performing and Communication Arts.

Only 60 miles from downtown New York City, we draw from the talent and resources rooted there – allowing us to enrich both our students and our local arts community by providing quality arts programming and a competitive arts education.

Our mission is to advance knowledge, to promote intellectual inquiry, and to cultivate creativity among faculty and students through teaching, research, scholarship, artistry and public performance.

From the visual and fine arts to music, theatre, communication and writing, we provide our students with a superior arts education, foster excellence in creative research and discovery, nurture ethical and moral decision-making and leadership, and contribute to the cultural enrichment of the state and region.



Visual & Performing Arts Center (VPAC)

Our Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC), home to the School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts, provides students with facilities of the highest caliber, enhancing their educational experiences. The VPAC boasts a multitude of dynamic spaces to accommodate the needs of artists across all disciplines. The versatile facilities include the concert hall, studio theatre, scene shop, dressing rooms, sculpture studio and MFA studios. This state-of-the-art center provides immeasurable creative and collaborative opportunities for students, faculty, staff and patrons.

Box Office & Gallery Hours

For tickets to events, or for more information about the School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts & the VPAC, visit the box office, located in the main lobby of the VPAC, or call the box office at (203) 837-8732.

Mondays and Fridays: 10 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.
Wednesdays: 12 P.M. – 4 P.M.
Tuesday-Friday: 12 P.M. – 4 P.M.
Saturday-Sunday: 1 P.M. – 4 P.M.

School of Visual, Performing,
and Communication Arts

Visual and Performing Arts Center
43 Lake Ave Ext, Danbury, CT 06811

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