A Living-Learning Community Celebrating the Arts

The Visual and Performing Arts living-learning community (VPA LLC) is part of a vibrant, artistic community that includes, students, faculty and community professionals.

Compilation of Visual and Performing Arts organizations including art, theatre, jazz musicians an...

Open to all freshmen interested in the Arts, preference will be given to students majoring in visual and performing arts and students in the marching band. You’ll explore your own creativity and participate in a variety of artistic experiences in our LLC. You’ll join creative groups and engage in classes and events designed to enrich your creativity. 

In the Classroom

During the first semester of your freshman year, you will take the course FAA1110 - Introduction to the Visual and Performing Arts.

The class will introduce you to a number of concepts, including:

  • The history, breadth and contemporary relevance of the visual and performing arts
  • The interconnectivity of multiple media and artistic movements
  • How the visual and performing arts can influence and inform other academic areas of study not normally associated with the fine and applied arts

Please note that you do not have to be a freshman to register for the class and be part of this exciting learning experience.

Visual and Performing Arts Living-Learning Community: Why Join Us?

The most important aspect of the VPA LLC is having the opportunity to associate with other creative people, share ideas and make work together. The Arts are a vibrant part of Merrimack College and living with other creative people will enrich your daily life and the entire campus community. 

Creative Opportunities

To be part of our creative community, you can choose one or more of the opportunities listed below:

  • Film Club: Screen movies, create shorts videos, work on freelance projects and more.  
  • Dance ensembles: Dance Club or Dance Team
  • Figure Skating Club: Learn to skate or choreograph public performances.
  • Group or private music lessons: Take lessons on guitar, piano, singing, strings or brass instruments

Contact Us

Nancy Wynn, Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Visual and Performing Arts