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Visual & Performing Arts

Dedicated to developing the creative side of students, Mercy’s Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) department offers diverse opportunities for experiential learning. Students are fully immersed in their art at the college and even professional level. 

Modeled after college programs, Mercy’s VPA classes go beyond developing skills in creative expression and mastering the techniques of the chosen medium. Students learn how to present and market themselves and their art, from building portfolios to museum curation and client relations. 

Students are challenged to explore genres and topics, and encouraged to weave personal interests into project themes. In studio art, students build portfolios in the form of personal websites to showcase their work. Performance art classes showcase their talents in two culminating concerts per year. Many of our students continue to pursue their artistic passions at the college level and beyond. 

View our class offerings below.

Classes Offered