Where Talent Takes You

Villa is a small, private, catholic college that offers a variety of bachelors and associate degrees in a supportive, student-centered environment.

What Villa’s All About

Villa Maria College is a private, co-educational, Catholic college providing students with the premier student-centered experience in Western New York. Students learn and grow with a culturally diverse population that lives its ideals of truth, charity, and unity.

With a variety of academic programs, our real strength lies in our studio-based education, a 8:1 student to faculty ratio, and educators who bring their real world experience into the classroom. Our faculty consists of working artists, animators, musicians, writers and designers who all place a heavy emphasis on teaching students how to use their talents in real world experiences.

For more information, contact us today at (716) 961-1805

Art Gallery: “The Villa Connection: Current/Former Art Faculty from the Gerald Mead Collection” @ Villa Maria College, Paul William Beltz Family Art Gallery
Sep 22 – Oct 27 all-day

This exhibition selected from the extensive collection of Gerald Mead, a noted Buffalo artist and educator, consists of artworks in all media by artists affiliated with Villa Maria College as art faculty or advisors since 1975.

Artists featured in the show include: Charles Agel, Francisco Amaya, Roberley Bell, Mike Bosworth, Diane Bush, Kyle Butler, Daniel Calleri, George Campos, Brian Duffy, Frank Duffy, Jim Goodrich, Amy Greenan, Richard Huntington, Molly Jarboe, Eric Jensen, Lin Xia Jiang, Jim Jipson, Becky Koenig, Les Krims, Bethany Krull, Mark Lavatelli, Andrea Mancuso, Kelly McFadden, Patrick Mills, David Mitchell, Michael Morgulis, Ann Muntges, Jan Nagle, Gary Nickard, Carlos Nisita, James Pappas, Barbara Rowe, Don Scheller, Victor Shanchuk, Jeff Sherven, Laura Snyder, Mark Snyder, Chris Stangler, Elizabeth Switzer, Andrew Topolski, Kurt Treeby, Jesse Walp, Adam Weekley, and Sara Zak.

The exhibit will run from September 22 October 27, 2017. Please join us for an Opening Reception on September 22 from 6 PM-9PM.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday: 7:30 AM-12:00 AM
Friday: 7:30 AM-7:30 PM | Saturday: 11:00 AM-7:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM-6:00 PM

Study Abroad Presentation- Italy 2017 and Spain/Portugal 2019 @ M&T Conference Room, Villa Maria College
Oct 23 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Students from the Italy 2017 Study Abroad will participate in a panel discussion and presentation about the experiences visiting Italy in 2017. A film by Tayton Troidl ’20, Digital Film and Communications student, will be featured. The evening will conclude with an informational session on the upcoming Study Abroad opportunity in Spain and Portugal in Spring 2019. The trip is open to students, faculty and alumni from Villa. Participants also have the ability to invite a guest on the trip.

Presenters will include Tayton Troidl ’20, Ryan Morley ’18, Rene Miller, ’18, Sara Eaton ’18, Jamie Wesolowski ’18,

Cybersecurity Presentation: Avoid Scams @ M&T Conference Room, Main Building, Villa Maria College
Oct 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Identity theft, spamming, phishing, ransomware, computer and account hijacking, and data breaches—these are the negative aspects of technological growth.  Obviously, it is important that users develop an awareness of issues and take defensive action as necessary.
Since October is Cybersecurity month, the computer services staff in conjunction with Microsoft and the FBI will be offering open sessions for the College and outside community to learn about cyber threats and hazards and mechanisms to prevent these threats.

On Tuesday, October 24, Emily Pricola from Microsoft will be presenting at 10:30 AM on how to Avoid Scams in the M&T Conference Room.

From 10:00 to 1:00 in the main foyer, Stacey Herod of Microsoft will be handing out Microsoft bags and displaying the new Surface Laptop and the Surface Studio (which will demonstrate the software we use here at the college).  This is part of Villa’s partnership with Microsoft.

M&T Lunchtime Concert Series Presents Leanne Darling: Viola & Loops @ Recital Hall, Villa Maria College
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
M&T Lunchtime Concert Series Presents Leanne Darling: Viola & Loops @ Recital Hall, Villa Maria College | Buffalo | New York | United States

Join us for the second M&T Lunchtime Concert Series of the semester on October 24 featuring Leanne Darling.

An award-winning composer, Darling creates multilayered viola music with a soulful edge, mixing modern classical and the blues with a middle eastern flavor.

A classically trained violist with degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music, in 2001 she moved to New York City where she studied with jazz violinists Julie Lyonn Lieberman and Rob Thomas, and classical Arabic music with virtuoso oudist/violinist Simon Shaheen and Bassam Saba.

In 2008 she founded the genre breaking string trio Trio Tritticali, an eclectic rock/jazz/world group for whom she composes and arranges. She received two Meet the Composer grants and won the New York Innovative Theater Award for best original music in 2007.

Darling is a currently adjunct professor of viola at SUNY-Buffalo and head teacher/mentor at Buffalo String Works.

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Villa Maria College offers a number of signature programs that emphasize applied skills and internships in a nurturing and supportive environment designed to help you be successful.

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