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

Halloween HiJinx @ Villa Maria College, Dining Hall
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am – Oct 31 @ 1:00 pm

Halloween is here, so break out the costumes! Come dressed to scare or impress and get ready to celebrate Halloween with all of your friends! Activities, prizes, and giveaways are in store for all AND we will have live music courtesy of DJ Hassan!

Drumming Summer Camp @ Villa Maria College
Jul 18 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

An Introduction to basic hand/mind coordination using drums from around the world. Students will use pitched percussion and metallic instruments as enhancements while understanding CLAVE – the rhythm “key” of music.
Students will also specialize in meditational instruments to tap into intuitive rhythm. In addition, basic drum set grooves and beats will be performed/discussed using traditional drum kit, set-up of a snare drum, bass drum, cymbal including rock, jazz, and latin styles.
ALL instruments will be provided, but students should feel free to bring their own instruments.

Recording Studio Summer Camp @ Villa Maria College, Recording Studio & Recital Hall
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn the basics with the latest technology. Students will gain a better understanding of digital recording through hands on learning using the latest software and the basics of digital recording.

Topics Include:

  • Learning professional software used in the music industry
  • Gaining an understanding of how music is recorded
  • Microphone techniques
  • Hands-on recording sessions
Filmmaking 101 Summer Camp @ Villa Maria College
Jul 22 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

In this hands-on camp, students will learn the process of making a short narrative film from concept to execution. Students will learn the basics of screenwriting, on-set production, and post-production skills including video editing and sound design. Students will work with equipment used by Digital Filmmaking students at Villa Maria, including cameras, microphones, and other basic equipment needed to complete a short film. Each student will leave the camp with a completed project of their own and will also serve as crew members on other students films.

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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