The Department of Performing & Fine Arts (PFA) at the University of Portland is a collective of artist-teachers who are committed to helping you succeed. Our nationally accredited music and theater programs combine rigorous training and academics with performance opportunities on our campus and within the vibrant arts community of Portland. In addition to receiving a comprehensive liberal arts education, you will be mentored by award-winning faculty dedicated to helping you build the skills and confidence to follow your own artistic path. Their commitment, collaboration, and creativity will inspire you to accomplish more than you ever thought possible and will foster lasting relationships that will extend beyond the University. Our location, only minutes from downtown Portland, promises easy exposure to outstanding performance and internship opportunities with Portland's many arts organizations. Fulfill your artistic and career aspirations by immersing yourself in the PFA Department at the University of Portland.