VAPAE offers courses designed to introduce undergraduates to key issues and methodologies in the field of arts education and to a broad range of careers in the arts, including K-12 teaching, community arts education, museum education, art therapy and arts advocacy. 

In response to pressing needs in our local schools, VAPAE’s afterschool programs offer students in the Los Angeles area supportive and constructive out-of-school arts activities. 

VAPAE faculty and staff are a diverse team of practicing artists and scholars trained in contemporary arts pedagogy, committed to social justice and community engagement through the arts.