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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 Spring Classes

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

An introduction to the fundamentals of three-dimensional design. The use of the visual elements and the practice of the principles of design as they relate to various three-dimensional art forms (i.e., sculpture, architecture and product, commercial, stage, environmental and interior design).

Available spring 2024! Sign up for section 22031 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 - 9:10 pm with Professor Luther.

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 spring 2024! Sign up for section 22542 with Professor Delgadillo or section 22930 with Professor Tiongco.

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Your engagement center's success team consists of counselors, educational advisors, peer mentors, faculty and support staff. They help you keep you on your path to graduation. If you need help, they are here to assist!

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    Student Academic Services, Room 206

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