Find Your Voice or Vision

The Visual, Performing and Creative Arts instructional pathway is designed for students who are pursuing degrees or careers in music, dance, film, television and video production, applied digital media, graphic design, theatre arts, studio arts, animation, art history, and/or photography.

Explore Our pathways

CE
Certificate
AS
Associate in Science
AA
Associate in Arts
ADT
Associate Degree for Transfer
online
Online Options Available
CE
online
CE

Basic Graphic Communication

Major Units
20
Typical time to completion
1 year
CE

Basic Graphic Design

Major Units
17
Typical time to completion
1 year
CE

Electronic Publishing and Design

Major Units
17
Typical time to completion
1 year
AS
CE

Graphic Design and Digital Media

Major Units
33
Typical time to completion
1-1.5 years
AS
CE

Graphic Design and Printing

Major Units
34
Typical time to completion
1.5 years
CE

Motion Graphics and 3D Animation

Major Units
17
Typical time to completion
1 year

Art

online
CE
ADT
online
ADT

Studio Arts

Major Units
24
Typical time to completion
2 years
CE

Visual Communications-Animation

Major Units
15
Typical time to completion
1 year
CE

Visual Communications-Illustration

Major Units
17
Typical time to completion
1 year
ADT
online
ADT

Art History

Major Units
18
Typical time to completion
2 years
CE
AA
AA

Fine & Applied Arts

Major Units
see catalog
Typical time to completion
2 years
CE

Pilates Dance Conditioning Instructor

Major Units
17
Typical time to completion
1 year
CE

Basic Television Production

Major Units
17
Typical time to completion
1 year
AS
CE

Film,TV and Video Production Specialist

Major Units
32-33
Typical time to completion
1 year
CE
AA
ADT
online
ADT

Music

Major Units
20-24
Typical time to completion
2 years
AA

Music

Major Units
32-36
Typical time to completion
2 years
CE

Piano Performance

Major Units
16.5-17.5
Typical time to completion
2 years
CE

Jazz Performance

Major Units
17
Typical time to completion
1 year
CE

Music Performance

Major Units
17.5
Typical time to completion
1.5 years
CE

Music Technology

Major Units
17
Typical time to completion
1 year
AS
CE
online
AS
CE

Photography

Major Units
18
Typical time to completion
1 year
CE
ADT
ADT

Theatre Arts

Major Units
18
Typical time to completion
2 years
CE

Musical Theatre

Major Units
17
Typical time to completion
1 year
CE

Technical Theatre

Major Units
18
Typical time to completion
1 year

Explore, While Staying on Track

Students entering our program are encouraged to choose certain courses for your first 13 units.

Visual, Performing and Creative Arts Courses Units
 ENG 1A/1AH (*91 - May vary based on placement)  4 (*6)
 Art 2/2H or Dance 6/6H or Music 3 or
Music 19 or Theatre 3
 3
 Communication Studies 1/1H or 9/9H  3
Plus, One Major Course  3
 Applied Digital Media - ADM 1  Art (Illustration or Animation) - ART 17
 Art History - ART 1 or 2  Dance - DAN 7 or DAN 47 (pre requisite for DAN 12-Pilates Instructor)
 Film - FST 1/1H  Music - MUS 3
 Photography - PHO 8  Studio Arts - Art 17 or 22
 Theatre - THE 3 or 32  TV & Video - FTV 41
Total units 13-15

WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU!

Riverside City College knows deciding your future can be confusing — because you have so many options. We’re here to provide you with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions.
Fine and Performing Arts Engagement Center

Be Engaged

Visual, Performing and Creative Arts Engagement Center
Stover 104
(951) 222-8452
Counseling Department

Be Guided

Fine and Performing Arts Engagement Center
Stover 104
(951) 222-8452
Career and Transfer Center

Be Informed

Explore your future career and education paths
Career Center and Transfer Center
Dr. Charles A. Kane Student Services and Administration Building
First Floor
(951) 222-8446

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