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School of Visual and Performing Arts

Embrace Your Artistic Self

The School of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) encourages and supports visual and performance artists in the development of their creative visions for producing and practicing art. Students can earn associate degrees, advanced degrees for transfer, as well as career certificates in a wide variety of fields including traditional and digital art as well as music.

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Featured Programs

We offer pathways that prepare you for a career in the creative industry. Degree and certificate offerings include focuses in studio art, graphic design, art history, music and guitar performance, as well as cross-disciplinary offerings. We also offer courses in dance, vocal performance and more.

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Associate for Transfer (AA-T)
Associate for Transfer (AA-T)
Associate for Transfer (AA-T)

Featured Summer and Fall Classes

What in particular will you be studying when you take a course at the School of VPA?

Learn, practice, and apply fundamental modern dance skills and vocabulary. Introduction to the historical and cultural context of modern dance.

Available fall 2023! Sign up for section 27861 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 - 7:25 pm with professor Johansen.

Beginning page layout and design for professional print publishing using Adobe InDesign. A course for graphic designers, production artists, and pre-press technicians. Integrates seamlessly with Adobe’s other industry standard applications providing a consistent design environment

Available fall 2023! Sign up for section 27600 for a fully online course with professor Delgadillo.

Learn the fundamentals of painting with transparent watercolors at an introductory level. In the beginning course, students discover basic techniques, tools, and materials will be explored. Composition, idea, method, color, and creativity will be examined.

In the later intermediate course, students complete intermediate-level paintings with transparent watercolors. Non-traditional methods, various techniques, tools, and materials will be explored. Intermediate concepts of composition, idea, method, color, and creativity will be examined.

Available fall 2023! Sign up for section 27858 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:40 - 5:50 pm with professor Balent.

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