Western’s College of Fine and Performing Arts provides the most comprehensive arts programming in the region, serving all of the creative disciplines! Supported by award-winning faculty and industry professionals, students become career-ready in studio arts, art history, dance, theatre, music and design. Students also collaborate in projects across disciplines for a well rounded experience. In addition, the Arts Enterprise and Cultural Innovation (AECI) minor teaches aspiring entrepreneurs how to manage and succeed in their creative career.

We embody and contribute to the inspirational spirit of Bellingham, which persists in graduates everywhere they go. The College of Fine and Performing Arts presents over 300 events per year, open to the public! Events honor local and international performers and visual artists: students fulfilling their passions, renowned faculty, and special guests. Enjoy a perpetual supply of fresh, thought-provoking experiences! We welcome people of all kinds to engage, and enjoy.