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University of the Visual & Performing Arts

The University of the Visual & Performing Arts was established on 1st of July 2005, by the former President of the Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, (as per the government gazette notification issued on the 09th November 2005). This University replaces the former Institute of Aesthetic Studies affiliated to the University of Kelaniya. The University of the Visual & Performing Arts has three faculties, namely Faculty of Dance & Drama, Faculty of Music and Faculty of Visual Arts and the three faculties comprise twenty two departments.


31 August 2018
University of the Visual & Performing Arts
21 November 2017
This year The Academic Thespians Theatre Festival
19 April 2017
Research Symposium (2017) University of the
29 December 2016
Joint Cultural Programme organized by the
08 December 2016
The Ninth Convocation of University of the Visual
05 December 2016
Annual Students Research Symposium 1 - Internal
09 September 2016
  Department of Applied Music and Mass


Education Faq

Are there any courses offered for the international students
Contact relevant faculty and head of department
Are there any part time courses offered for the external applications
Please contact the FGS for postgraduate courses and contact CODL for Undergraduate courses
Are there any post graduate degrees offered by the university and what are the minimum entry qualifications
Please contact the FGS
Do student face any aptitude test before entering the university?
What are the relevant documents need for the university registration?
Please refer the student hand book issue from UGC

Key Personnel

Get In Touch

If you'd like to get in touch with us, feel free to contact.

  • Add: 21, Albert Crescent, Colombo 07
  • Tel: +94-11-2033710
  • Fax:+94-11-2696972
  • Email: info@vpa.ac.lk

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