College of Fine and Performing Arts

Western Washington University’s prestigious Sanford-Hill Piano Series returns to live performances with a trio of concerts this academic year. The first pianist is 2017 Cliburn Bronze Medalist Daniel Hsu, who will perform on Oct. 12 in place of Anna Geniushene who was unable to perform because…

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Research and Creative Opportunities internal grant applications are accepted during the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. Please note that decisions are shared with applicants at the end of each quarter, and you should plan accordingly. For example,…

Western Washington University is the highest-ranking public master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest for the 23rd year in a row, according to the 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report college rankings.   

Western also tied with California State Polytechnic University at…

More than 60 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2021-22 academic year.

Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high…

Do you have a significant other who has developed an aversion to live theater and needs to be convinced what will happen onstage is worth leaving the house for?

If so, I have good news. After attending the opening night performance of “Pump Boys and Dinettes” at the Fishermen's Pavilion…

Western Washington University's Department of Theatre and Dance and Bellingham TheatreWorks are producing the fun-for-all-ages jukebox musical hit “Pump Boys and Dinettes” this summer. Performances will be in the Port of Bellingham’s …

Bellingham TheatreWorks is bringing to life a new idea for audiences and visitors of Bellingham this summer in partnership with Western Washington University’s Department of Theatre and Dance. Utilizing the Port of Bellingham’s newest creation, the Fishermen’s Pavilion located in Zuanich Point…

The Presidential Scholar award is Western Washington University’s highest graduation honor for undergraduates. Students are selected by deans of their respective colleges for their exceptional scholarship, success in furthering multicultural programs and activities, and high levels of service to…

This month, Wednesday on the Waterfront opens, Whatcom Museum offers tours of its exhibits, Studio UFO presents masks created during the pandemic, Whatcom County farmers and Scots celebrate their heritage and Bellingham Symphony closes its season. Plus, there are ballet, music, theater and dance…

Western Washington University’s Student Theatre Productions presents Yasmina Reza’s “God of Carnage,” translated by Christopher Hampton, and directed by Austin Denton at 7:30 p.m. May 12 through 14 at Old Main Theater.

Masks are recommended for audience members due to the close proximity…

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