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.

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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 9:1 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.
UPCOMING EVENTS

Jun
21
Mon
Student Success Day for Returning Students @ Villa Maria College, Student Success Center
Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

At Student Success Day, you will learn about available college resources, work on goal setting, identify any barriers to academic success and create an academic success plan. Food will be available and there will be give-aways! This workshop is designed for students on academic recovery, but anyone interested in making an academic plan for next semester is welcome to attend.

Functional Anatomy Workshop for Occupational Therapy (OT/OTA) Students and Practitioners @ Villa Maria College, Rehab Lab
Jun 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Functional Anatomy Workshop is hosted by the Continuing Education Department of Villa Maria College who has partnered with BOT to provide this intensive for Occupational Therapy (OT/OTA) students and practitioners who require additional training on human anatomy as it relates to clinical practice. The course is designed as an intensive workshop where we will meet during 5 consecutive evenings to focus on different body functions/structures each night, have the opportunity for hands-on experience, and also discuss diagnoses and therapeutic implications of these topics. Anyone enrolled in this program should be ready to ask questions, be hands-on, and prepared to focus on the material. At the end of the week, there will be a short assessment to demonstrate learning. This course qualifies for 15 CEUs.

Jun
22
Tue
Functional Anatomy Workshop for Occupational Therapy (OT/OTA) Students and Practitioners @ Villa Maria College, Rehab Lab
Jun 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Functional Anatomy Workshop is hosted by the Continuing Education Department of Villa Maria College who has partnered with BOT to provide this intensive for Occupational Therapy (OT/OTA) students and practitioners who require additional training on human anatomy as it relates to clinical practice. The course is designed as an intensive workshop where we will meet during 5 consecutive evenings to focus on different body functions/structures each night, have the opportunity for hands-on experience, and also discuss diagnoses and therapeutic implications of these topics. Anyone enrolled in this program should be ready to ask questions, be hands-on, and prepared to focus on the material. At the end of the week, there will be a short assessment to demonstrate learning. This course qualifies for 15 CEUs.

Jun
23
Wed
Functional Anatomy Workshop for Occupational Therapy (OT/OTA) Students and Practitioners @ Villa Maria College, Rehab Lab
Jun 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Functional Anatomy Workshop is hosted by the Continuing Education Department of Villa Maria College who has partnered with BOT to provide this intensive for Occupational Therapy (OT/OTA) students and practitioners who require additional training on human anatomy as it relates to clinical practice. The course is designed as an intensive workshop where we will meet during 5 consecutive evenings to focus on different body functions/structures each night, have the opportunity for hands-on experience, and also discuss diagnoses and therapeutic implications of these topics. Anyone enrolled in this program should be ready to ask questions, be hands-on, and prepared to focus on the material. At the end of the week, there will be a short assessment to demonstrate learning. This course qualifies for 15 CEUs.

See where your talent can take you!

You’re always welcome on our small, friendly campus!

What We’re Known For

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.

Recent News

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🌞 Registration is OPEN for our 10 summer camps in design, music, animation, digital media, game design, occupational therapy, young adult fiction, and more!

🌞 Registration is OPEN for our 10 summer camps in design, music, animation, digital media, game design, occupational therapy, young adult fiction, and more! ...

Two students from Villa Maria College walked away from AAF Buffalo’s Portfolio Review with the top honors! 🎉 Congratulations to Henny Zack and Kelsey Sikora. They won first and second place respectively.

Two students from Villa Maria College walked away from AAF Buffalo’s Portfolio Review with the top honors! 🎉 Congratulations to Henny Zack and Kelsey Sikora. They won first and second place respectively. ...

Level up in the only Game Design program in Buffalo! 🎮 As video games continue to grow in popularity, so does the demand for those who understand what goes into creating them. Learn more at Villa!

Level up in the only Game Design program in Buffalo! 🎮 As video games continue to grow in popularity, so does the demand for those who understand what goes into creating them. Learn more at Villa! ...

On Saturday, May 22, 2021, Villa Maria College celebrated its 56th Commencement ceremony! 🎓 The College’s first outdoor ceremony since 1986 recognized 119 graduates from the class of 2021 and 84 graduates from the class of 2020.

On Saturday, May 22, 2021, Villa Maria College celebrated its 56th Commencement ceremony! 🎓 The College’s first outdoor ceremony since 1986 recognized 119 graduates from the class of 2021 and 84 graduates from the class of 2020. ...

Explore sponsorship opportunities and register with the #Linkinbio. ⛳ Sponsored by United Insurance, Mercedes Benz of Buffalo, Felician Sisters of North America, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP, and The Hanover Insurance Group.

Explore sponsorship opportunities and register with the #Linkinbio. ⛳ Sponsored by United Insurance, Mercedes Benz of Buffalo, Felician Sisters of North America, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP, and The Hanover Insurance Group. ...

🎓 Congratulations to Villa's 2021 graduating PTA class! We're so proud of our Vikings!

🎓 Congratulations to Villa's 2021 graduating PTA class! We're so proud of our Vikings! ...

Students in Villa's Communications program will learn to use digital media professionally to market themselves, an idea or a business. Learn to analyze and apply storytelling principles to create compelling online content — in text and multimedia!

Students in Villa's Communications program will learn to use digital media professionally to market themselves, an idea or a business. Learn to analyze and apply storytelling principles to create compelling online content — in text and multimedia! ...

At the 2021 ADDY Awards, Villa Maria’s graphic design students won a total of 12 advertising awards, including a clean sweep of the Student Best of Show category! ⭐ Linkin.bio to view all of the ADDY award-winning work!⁠
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Pictured: 🌲 Zach Huber, Save The Trees Brand Campaign

At the 2021 ADDY Awards, Villa Maria’s graphic design students won a total of 12 advertising awards, including a clean sweep of the Student Best of Show category! ⭐ Linkin.bio to view all of the ADDY award-winning work!⁠

Pictured: 🌲 Zach Huber, Save The Trees Brand Campaign
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Thank you for another incredible year, Vikings!

Thank you for another incredible year, Vikings! ...

The full cost of books and supplies is now included in the price of Villa Maria College’s tuition! This unprecedented announcement removes a major barrier to student success – the hidden cost of textbooks, art supplies, medical supplies, and more. ⁠
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📚 To learn more about Villa’s free book and supply offering, visit Villa.edu/books.

The full cost of books and supplies is now included in the price of Villa Maria College’s tuition! This unprecedented announcement removes a major barrier to student success – the hidden cost of textbooks, art supplies, medical supplies, and more. ⁠

📚 To learn more about Villa’s free book and supply offering, visit Villa.edu/books.
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Commencement is TOMORROW – Saturday, May 22 at 10am. 🎓 Students should arrive by 9am. All students and their two guests have to check-in at the registration tables that will be set up in the breezeways next to the Music and Library Buildings.⁠
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Congratulations, Vikings! 🎉

Commencement is TOMORROW – Saturday, May 22 at 10am. 🎓 Students should arrive by 9am. All students and their two guests have to check-in at the registration tables that will be set up in the breezeways next to the Music and Library Buildings.⁠

Congratulations, Vikings! 🎉
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It's Commencement Weekend 🎓 We invite the greater College community to view the ceremony and celebrate along with the graduates! ⁠
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We will live stream the event on Villa Maria’s YouTube channel. #Linkin.bio

It's Commencement Weekend 🎓 We invite the greater College community to view the ceremony and celebrate along with the graduates! ⁠

We will live stream the event on Villa Maria’s YouTube channel. #Linkin.bio
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The event begins at 5:30pm TONIGHT with a countdown to the screening, highlighting the freshmen and sophomore foundation courses. 🎥 The main event begins at 6pm, featuring eatures films and projects from Villa’s junior and senior #Animation students! 🥳 The screening will conclude with an awards ceremony that recognizes exceptional work.⁠
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Linkin.bio for the YouTube Live link!

The event begins at 5:30pm TONIGHT with a countdown to the screening, highlighting the freshmen and sophomore foundation courses. 🎥 The main event begins at 6pm, featuring eatures films and projects from Villa’s junior and senior #Animation students! 🥳 The screening will conclude with an awards ceremony that recognizes exceptional work.⁠

Linkin.bio for the YouTube Live link!
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As a Villa student, not only will you learn about the contextual history and basic fundamentals of your chosen field, but you’ll also explore the shifting trends, advanced techniques, and latest technologies! ⁠
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⭐ Through internships, service learning, and volunteer activities related to your program, you get to take what you learn in the classroom and apply it in a practical setting.

As a Villa student, not only will you learn about the contextual history and basic fundamentals of your chosen field, but you’ll also explore the shifting trends, advanced techniques, and latest technologies! ⁠

⭐ Through internships, service learning, and volunteer activities related to your program, you get to take what you learn in the classroom and apply it in a practical setting.
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🎓 ANNOUNCEMENT 🎓 ⁠
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RSVP for yourself and your guests by TOMORROW! ✨ Complete the form on villa.edu/commencement. All details for Commencement day are also available on that page!

🎓 ANNOUNCEMENT 🎓 ⁠

RSVP for yourself and your guests by TOMORROW! ✨ Complete the form on villa.edu/commencement. All details for Commencement day are also available on that page!
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💻 Make sure you return technology that you borrowed during the 2020-21 academic year on May 19 from 10am to 2pm. ⁠
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Any questions or need an alternative date? Email ekerr@villa.edu.

💻 Make sure you return technology that you borrowed during the 2020-21 academic year on May 19 from 10am to 2pm. ⁠

Any questions or need an alternative date? Email [email protected]
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Did you hear?! 📚 Nearly all books and supplies are now included in the cost of tuition at Villa Maria College! #Linkin.bio for ALL the details!⁠
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#college #wnycollege #villaiswhere #villaishome

Did you hear?! 📚 Nearly all books and supplies are now included in the cost of tuition at Villa Maria College! #Linkin.bio for ALL the details!⁠

#college #wnycollege #villaiswhere #villaishome
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Pencil it in! 📅 Villa Maria College is hosting Accepted Student Day on May 25, 2021. Accepted Students Day is your first opportunity to get a real taste of the inclusive, supportive community Villa Maria prides itself on being!

Pencil it in! 📅 Villa Maria College is hosting Accepted Student Day on May 25, 2021. Accepted Students Day is your first opportunity to get a real taste of the inclusive, supportive community Villa Maria prides itself on being! ...

The Liberal Arts program is designed to help you transfer into a variety of different bachelor's degree programs. After graduation, employment opportunities exist in every type of organization. 📚 Many employers select Liberal Arts graduates because they possess the critical thinking skills needed to thrive in any industry!

The Liberal Arts program is designed to help you transfer into a variety of different bachelor's degree programs. After graduation, employment opportunities exist in every type of organization. 📚 Many employers select Liberal Arts graduates because they possess the critical thinking skills needed to thrive in any industry! ...

Our freshman Interior Design students went on a field trip to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House last week! They enjoyed learning about the architect’s quintessential Prairie house.

Our freshman Interior Design students went on a field trip to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House last week! They enjoyed learning about the architect’s quintessential Prairie house. ...

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