Visual and Performing Arts

Associate of Arts

School: Arts, Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Dean: Fred Herbst,

Program Director: Patricia Maloney-Titland,

Support Staff: Rosemary Witte,

Location: Cultural Arts Center, Room 7101, Phone: 845-574-4471

Degrees Offered:

Program Description:

Visual and Performing artists can inspire teach, entertain, or move us. Using words, images or the unspoken language of dance and music, performing artist can create a bridge of imagination that brings people together. Studying Visual and Performing Arts helps develop communication skills. Students choose a concentration in either Theater, Music, Dance, Musical Theater, Film Studies, Film Making. Theatrical Stage Combat, or General Studies and can explore a range of styles and genres within these fields.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Recognize the fundamental concepts and applications within the visual and performance industries
  • Illustrate a variety of historical and culturally diverse communicative and performative skills
  • Develop essential researching and planning skills for use within the visual and performance industries
  • Demonstrate use if technology and other critical resources commonly utilized across a variety of performance industries and mediums
  • Apply the practical skills necessary for performance