The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is a comprehensive arts college where students, faculty, professionals, and audiences from diverse cultural communities come together to develop a high degree of professional competence, explore connections, develop new modes of communication, and engage in the process of making art. CVPA's multi-disciplinary program prepares students for careers in the arts, and gives students the tools to enter a number of diverse careers.