Villa Maria College—Buffalo is a private college located outside the city of Buffalo, New York, in the community of Cheektowaga. This private two-year college prepares students for four-year institutions, as well as offers a number of associate degrees in areas such as business management, fine arts, graphic design, early childhood education, interior design, jazz, liberal arts, music, photography, physical therapy assistant, education studies, and music business.
New to Villa Maria College are three bachelor degrees including a Bachelor of Fine Arts in any of the following major areas of study: interior design, animation, or fashion design and merchandising. In addition, students may pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Music, or a Bachelor of Science in Music Industry.
Adult students make up half of Villa Maria College’s student population. For that reason, evening degree programs are available which usually take two and a half years to complete if students attend full-time. Academic programs especially designed for the adult student going full-time include business management, liberal arts general studies, early childhood education, and education studies.
In addition, the college has set up a part-time evening degree program for students wanting a slower pace for acquiring higher education. Courses in this program include graphic design, photography, computer management, and interior design.