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Student Success

The College of Visual & Performing Arts is committed to your success as a student: connecting you to university services and CVPA-specific information.

University Resources

Student Success

We're committed to your success and ready to help you navigate the path to graduation.

Career Center

Successful students explore their career options early. The Center offers services to help you plan your future: career counseling, internship information, events, and on-campus recruiting.

CVPA Resources

Computer Requirements

Check the requirements for computer purchases for your program of study.

Foundations Studio Arts Program

Designed to promote creativity, develop understanding of visual language, instill critical inquiry, and motivate independent learning. Students have the opportunity to explore the many options available in CVPA. Required of all majors except Art History and Music.

Graduate Student Information

Information for CVPA graduate students.

Health & Safety Manual

CVPA's standards and guidelines for safe and healthy activity in all of our studios.

Program Outcomes

Reflect the knowledge, skills, and competencies that a student will be able to demonstrate upon successful completion of a program’s degree requirements.


Information about and applications for scholarships for CVPA students.

CVPA Internships

Most students find their internship to be an extremely positive learning experience.

By participating in the CVPA internship program you will:

• apply what you learn in the classroom to workplace experiences
• explore career options
• build your resume with career-appropriate experience
• gain experience navigating real-world situations
• develop a network of professional contacts to use as references

Internship Course

CVPA students interested in taking an internship for university credit should register for AXD 400-01 Advanced Topics in Art + Design, our Internship course.

In addition to a determined number of work-hours, the internship course has additional requirements. Be sure to consult with the instructor teaching the course for a detailed description of the course and all its requirements.

Internship Placement

Students registered for the Internship course should find an internship placement prior to the beginning of the semester. The internship experience should be conducive to the student’s academic interests and long-term career plans.

Students are encouraged to search for appropriate internship sites on their own. However, the instructor teaching the course will be happy to assist you in your search should you need/want it. All placements have to be approved by the instructor teaching the course before students begin earning academic credit. With advance approval, internships may be undertaken during the summer or winter break.

Helpful Information


Suggestions for where to find supplies for your classes and projects, both in the area and online.

The Loop

The Loop is a shuttle traveling from the main campus to the Star Store in New Bedford, and back: free for UMassD students with their UMass Pass.


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