Villa Maria College was established by Felician Sisters in 1961. The College is located in Buffalo, New York and it is a small and private liberal arts college which specializes in arts and music. The college is accredited by Middle States Association of Schools and College National Association of Schools of Music and Council for Interior Design accreditation. The mission of this college is to make students capable of understanding their intellectual, spiritual, professional and creative potential.
Fashion Designing and Merchandising (bachelors of fine arts)-allows students to express their individual and cultural view through designing and imagery.
Interior Design (bachelor of fine arts)-to make developing designers professional ones.
Graphic Design (associate in applied science and bachelors of fine arts)-it is kind of two-plus-two model program. It focuses on design basics, color theory, drawing and painting and makes students to work professionally.
Music (Bachelor of Arts) – for those who want to do specialization in music. It incorporates music theory, aural skills and practical and technical competency related to a musician.
Music Industry (Bachelor of Science)-it offers wide range of career options in music industry from singer to music composer. It teaches about the history of sound recording and also its application in studio or in live shows.
Photography (Associate in Applied Science and Bachelor of Fine arts)-it is also a combine program and it develops studio skills and artistic expressions like darkroom skills, control of camera and studio lighting skills.
Fine Arts- for those who want to explore different aspects of visual arts.
Jazz- it is the only music degree program which is specialized in jazz music.
Liberal Arts – it gives students the freedom of constructing their own programs with starting in humanities and social sciences. Music (Business) – this course is the combination of business, music and liberal arts Which in turn prepares students for making career in music management or any other music related field.
Physical Therapist Assistant- to prepare students to work in healthcare industry including private practices, hospitals, community health centers, rehabilitation centers etc.
Villa Maria College also offers many other student services like counseling centers, computer labs, career development facility and student center where students can enjoy gymnasiums, swimming and meetings at clubs.