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School of VPA

School of Visual and Performing Arts

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The School of Visual and Performing Arts 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.


Here to Help You Succeed

Need help planning your academic career? Have questions or want to figure out if you have everything you need to graduate or transfer? The VPA engagement center is here to help. Find resources, learn about your success team, and get help.

Your Success Team

Your engagement center's success team consists of counselors, educational advisors, peer mentors, faculty and support staff.

Learn more about your team →


Schedule a 45 minute meeting with a counselor to have a longer conversation about your academic goals.

Make an appointment →

Engagement Center Live

Get assistance without an appointment from your success team. You may be helped by a counselor, educational advisor or peer mentor. Sessions are limited to 15 minutes. In-person services are located in the Welcome Center.

In-Person Drop-In
Tuesday: 11 am - 1 pm

Online Drop-in
Tuesday: 1 - 4 pm

Get help over Zoom →

Make an Appointment or Drop In Virtual Engagement Center



Offered Degrees and Certificates

A Associate Degree    C Certificate    O Online Degree    

Art History for Transfer
Basic Graphic Design
Fine and Applied Arts
Guitar Performance
Music for Transfer
Studio Arts for Transfer

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Academic Disciplines

Applied Digital Media
Theater Arts

Contact Us

Dean of Communications and Liberal Arts

Anna Marie Amezquita
Administrative Assistant: Katherine Koh
Phone: (951) 571-6163
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Faculty Department Chair

Amy Balent
Professor, Arts
Phone: (951) 571-6219
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