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Students In the News!
Art, Design & Art History

Madison Dalton (Art History with a concentration in Museum Studies, 2020) was selected for an internship at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery!  Congratulations, Madison!

Zach Stultz (Design) was hired as a graphic designer with Muddy Feet in Harrisonburg!  Congratulations, Zach!


Mason Moy has been selected as the 2020-2021 Presser Scholar!  This scholarship is made possible by the Presser Foundation, established in 1939 by Theodore Presser to promote the best in music performance and education in American Universities. It is awarded to a rising senior music major in recognition of his or her outstanding academic achievements as well as contributions to the School of Music and JMU. Congratulations, Mason!

Theatre & Dance

Ben Steinhauer is JMU's Student Employee of the Year. He works in The School of Theatre and Dance. Congratulations Ben on this accomplishment!

Student Opportunities
Apply Now to Earn an Entrepreneurship Minor

Interested in Entrepreneurship? A minor in Entrepreneurship is a great compliment to a degree in the Arts!

Take classes in innovation, entrepreneurship, small business management and venture creation to give yourself the skills create an artistic brand, to turn your passion into your livelihood, or to create a business... now or in the future.

All majors are eligible except for management.

Applications will be accepted from Oct 1st-18th. Please visit this website for more information and to find the application (which will be visible on Oct 1st).

Questions? Contact program coordinator Mrs. Christina Roeder at

Career Liaison for the Arts Office Hours

Need some advice on how to set up your career in the arts?  Meet with Kate Bergey, our CVPA Career Liaison, during her virtual drop-in hours! No prior appointment needed. Go to our University Career Center's website to find the Zoom room information. 


  • Friday, October 2 from 2-3PM
  • Monday, October 5 from 11AM-12PM
  • Friday, October 9 from 9-10AM
  • Friday, October 16 from 2-3PM
  • Monday, October 19 from 11AM-12PM
  • Friday, October 30 from 9-10AM


  • Monday, November 2 from 11AM-12PM
  • Friday, November 6 from 9-10AM and 2-3PM
  • Friday, November 13 from 2-3PM
  • Monday, November 16 from 11-12PM
  • Friday, November 20 from 9-10AM


  • Friday, December 4 from 9-10AM and 2-3PM
  • Monday, December 7 from 11AM-12PM
Study the Arts Abroad!

Make plans now to travel abroad this summer, exploring the arts and culture of Canada, France, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, among others!




CVPA Student Resources
Undergraduate Research Grants

The College of Visual and Performing Arts at James Madison University offers grants to stimulate and assist teaching effectiveness, advance creative scholarly agendas, or assist in developing service activities, while also reflecting the goals of the academic unit, college, and university. Proposals in any field of creative activity may be submitted.  Students are especially encouraged to consider projects involving interdisciplinary activity. Grants are to be used to sustain activities necessary to complete the proposed activities, including travel expenses and other related costs (see budget section for restrictions). Each grant award will not exceed $2,000, with most awards anticipated being in the $1,000 to $2,000 range.

Grants will be reviewed three times a year by the CVPA Awards and Development Committee, generally in September, January, and April.

Review Dates AY2021: TBD

Student Grant Information AY2021

Wayland Hall Living-Learning Arts Community

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