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Personal. Focused. Supportive. Those are some of the words you will hear used to describe academic life at Villa Maria College.

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Our Approach.

Set the foundation. As a student here, 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. Then go one step further. We put you to work. Through internships, service learning, and volunteer activities related to your program, and many opportunities to showcase your work, you get to take what you learn in the classroom and apply it in a practical setting.

Our Programs

Our Environment.

Our small classes with an 8:1 student to faculty ratio along with studio-based learning are just some of the factors that distinguish Villa’s student-centered approach to learning. Teaching and learning are the top priority at Villa Maria College. Our faculty are dedicated to helping you take the next steps to achieve your goals. Teachers become mentors and guides as students learn and grow in our dynamic programs.

Our Programs.

You will receive hands-on guidance and instruction that is designed to impart real-world skills and abilities. Rooted in our Felician Franciscan values, a Villa education impacts more than the mind, but also the heart – in helping students learn to serve others. Through innovated academic programs and educational experiences, a Villa education will help you succeed personally and professionally.


Business Administration

Computer Software Development

Criminal Justice

Digital Filmmaking

Digital Media and Communications

Digital Media Design

Fine Art

Game Design

Graphic Design

Integrated Arts

Interior Design

Liberal Arts

Motion Design

Music Industry

Occupational Therapy Assistant


Physical Therapist Assistant


Sport Management


Certificate Programs

Minor Programs. 

An academic minor can have some pretty major benefits.

  • Enable you to gain additional knowledge and skills in a secondary area of study.
  • Complement your major.
  • Diversify your educational experience and expertise.
  • Give you a competitive advantage when it comes to looking for a job or applying to graduate school.

Minors at Villa Maria are 18 credits (typically 6 courses). The curriculum for each is defined in the College Catalog.