Villa Maria College is a small, private liberal arts college located in Buffalo, New York specializing in music and the arts. It was founded in 1961 by the Felician Sisters.
Villa Maria offers nine baccalaureate degrees in the areas of Animation, Creative Writing & Literature, Fashion Design and Merchandising, Integrated Arts, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Music, Music Business, and Photography. The College also offers ten associate degree programs in the areas of Business Management, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Liberal Arts, Music, Music Business, Natural Science, Photography, and Physical Therapist Assistant. The Physical Therapist Assistant program is the only one of its kind in Erie County.
The College's mission reads as follows:
"Villa Maria College, founded by the Felician Sisters, provides students a rigorous and enriching educational experience. Offering academic programs with a broad core curriculum, the College transforms and empowers students to realize their intellectual, professional, creative and spiritual potential. Inspired by a welcoming Catholic tradition and a dynamic Franciscan spirit, the College offers individual attention and fosters compassion, justice, peace, respect for human dignity and a commitment to service."
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