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

Lunchtime Live Presents: Comedian Adam Grabowski @ Villa Maria College, Auditorium
Mar 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Student Life presents the first Lunchtime Live series where performers are coming to our college during Campus Hour! First up, we have Comedian Adam Grabowski! He has won multiple awards for his stand up, including 2015 APCA Comic of the Year:

  • 2015 Best Comedy Performer
  • 2014 Entertainer of the Year Runner-Up
  • 2013 Comic of the Year – Youngest Winner Ever
  • 2012 Fastest Rising Star
  • Highest Rated Comic 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014
  • 2013 NACA Mid Atlantic Outstanding Associate Award
  • 11-time NACA Showcasing Artist
2017 Spring Gala @ Samuel's Grande Manor
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm

The honoree of the 2017 Spring Gala is someone who has gone to great lengths to support Villa Maria College throughout the years: Lawrence F. Pignataro, Sr.

Mr. Pignataro is a 1974 graduate of Villa Maria College and has been instrumental in the funding over $2,000,000 in scholarship aid for Villa Maria College students for over 30 years.

There will be music, art, and a silent auction that includes the chance to win prizes such as a Park Hopper Pass for a family of 4 to Walt Disney World! Tickets are $125 per person, $225 per couple, and $1,000 for a table of 10.

You may purchase your tickets by calling the Villa Maria College Development office at 716.961.1825 or using the links below. We hope to see you at this year’s Gala!

For more information, contact Spencer Morgan, Grants and Special Event Coordinator, via e-mail: smorgan@villa.edu or phone: 716.961.1851.

Interior Design Student Exhibit @ Villa Maria College, Paul William Beltz Family Art Gallery
Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Interior Design Student Exhibit opens this Friday, March 24, 2017 and you are cordially invited to join our faculty and students in celebration of their hard work. The reception begins at 5:00 p.m. and ends around 7:00 p.m.

The exhibit will display student work from all levels of the program.  The freshman have an exhibit in the Matrix Room, where everyone can participate in voting for the Freshman Best of Show.  This year, the lucky winner will receive a table-top drafting table courtesy of Seneca Blueprint. The sophomores, juniors, and seniors will have their work displayed in the Paul William Beltz Family Art Gallery. 

The work will be juried by local design professionals, including members of the Interior Design Advisory Council, the International Interior Design Association, the American Society of Interior Designers and the Interior Design Association of WNY. The distinguished students, selected by the jury, will be honored with special prizes, provided by our generous sponsors including Eaton Office Supply, Prentice Office Environments, Millington Lockwood and Norman Cramer Furniture + Design.

This event is also the largest fundraiser for the student organization, the IN club.  The IN club is an IIDA Campus Center and an ASID Chapter Club.  They are active in community events including Junior League of Buffalo, Habitat for Humanity, Special Spaces and Festival of Trees to benefit the John R. Oshei Children’s Hospital. Funds raised support these community activities and other student led initiatives such as the Box Lunch Lecture Series. They will have a Basket Auction as well as their INDiY (interior design do-it-yourself) Boutique.  

Feed My Starving Children @ Villa Maria College, Social Hall
Mar 25 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

See where your talent can take you!

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.

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