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Visual Media and Performing Arts (VMPA)

Jim Arnwine, Division Dean
Room: CA102
Telephone: 626-585-7500
Email: jaarnwine@pasadena.edu
Fax: 626-585-7399

The Visual Media and Performing Arts Division offers courses in:

  Websites
Communication Communication Website
Dance Dance Website
Music Music Website
Speech Speech Website
Speech/Language Pathology Website
Television and Radio Television and Radio Website
Theater Arts Theater Arts

The Dance Department offers courses in many traditions, from ballet, jazz and modern, to flamenco, tap and social dance. Courses in dance history and composition and choreography round out the curriculum.

The Music Department has a broad offering of more than more than 100 courses in nearly every area of music. There are courses for beginning, intermediate and advanced students; courses in music education, theory, harmony, counterpoint, music history and appreciation; survey courses in rock, popular, ethnic, and world music; performance courses in choral, orchestra, opera and musical theater, jazz, Latin, Asian, and Gospel music as well as the highly honored Tournament of Roses Honor Band, and numerous other traditional ensembles. Music faculty and staff have created a comprehensive curriculum and a caring and supportive environment for student success.

Speech is the building block for many disciplines.The faculty teaches in 16 areas including speech fundamentals, public speaking, voice and diction and Speech/Language Pathology. The PCC forensics squad participates in local and national debate tournaments.

The Television and Radio Department offers certificate programs in broadcast journalism, television operations, and television and radio production. Additional courses in audio, music recording, video, and video editing are also available.

The Theater Arts Department emphasizes developing the craft of acting. Four major shows, in addition to several one-act plays, are produced yearly under the faculty's direction. Also, the department often produces musicals, in conjunction with the Music Department, as well as a Summer Theatre Workshop. Classes in technical theater skills, such as set building, make-up, and stage design and lighting, are also an integral part of the program.

Department Hours

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