Visual And Performing Arts (VAPA) LLC

New students apply here. This application is for incoming students and continuing students new to VAPA.

(If you cannot access the Google form above, a PDF will be made available. Return the completed form to Campus Living by mail, email, or fax.)

Returning VAPA residents will complete a reflection application.

The Visual and Performing Arts Living-Learning Community unites creative people to engage and share in artistic expression. VAPA residents co-create holistic education through collaboration with faculty, staff, and the student body, integrating academic and experiential learning with a mind for life after college.

The VAPA Living-Learning Community is cultivated through an on-going partnership with the Public Affairs and Communication department and is housed in Platt Hall.

Members of the VAPA LLC have the following opportunities:

  • Access to the Platteau Student Art Center, which provides an open art space and lounge furniture, ceramics studio, photo lab, dance studio, and music practice room. 
  • Activities, workshops, and events put on by the Platteau Managers including:
    • Life Drawing
    • Ceramics and Photo tutorials
    • Open Mics
    • Art Shows and galleries 
    • Art workshops put on by students and faculty
  • Excursions off campus to see theatre, explore art galleries, and more.
  • Chalkboard room doors that allow you to express yourself and create a sense of community art for the halls.
  • Invitations to L&C Alumni in the Arts discussions
  • Visits to Creative employers in Portland
  • Faculty and the Arts - hear from your faculty about their personal artistic endeavors
  • Support in translating Creative Arts into Creative Careers

Area Director: Julia Pacheco-Cole

Campus Partner: Public Affairs and Communications (PubCom)