The visual arts at Riverside Community College District play a significant role in students’ lives. Painting, drawing, design, ceramics, sculpture, art history, computer and animation students have access to outstanding studio facilities as well as a large library collection of periodicals, books, and videos. Also unique to the library is a permanent art collection on display in offices throughout Riverside City College.

Each year, two student clubs, the Art Club and the Clay Club, award scholarships to art students who desire a future in the arts. The clubs also organize extracurricular events such as student art exhibitions, guest artist workshops, and field trips to art museums.

The College Art Gallery is located on the Riverside college in the A.G. Paul Quadrangle room number 140. The Quad Art Gallery is an exceptional display space that exhibits works by national and regional artists as well as yearly exhibitions of faculty and student works providing a variety of culturally diverse art to the community.

Riverside City College offers intercollegiate athletics programs as a member of the National Central Conference in Football and the Orange Empire Conference in all other sports listed below:

Sports offered at Riverside City College include:

Men: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Water Polo.

Women: Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Cross Country, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track, Volleyball and Water Polo.

Questions about athletic eligibility should be directed to the Director of Athletics or the head coach of the sport of interest. For more information visit

The Dance Program at Riverside City College provides a full schedule of classes and activities that meets the needs of dance majors and minors as well as the general education student. In addition to its broad range of dance technique and lecture courses, RCC Dance also sponsors:

  • master classes in dance and Pilates with notable guest artists;
  • on-campus and off-campus performance opportunities; 
  • two major concerts during the year at Landis Performing Arts Center.

The RCC faculty dance concert, Kinetic Conversations, features faculty choreography and performance, student dancers, and guest artists. The student dance concert, Celebrate Dance, focuses on the work of RCC student choreographers and dancers during the Spring semester. Other small RCC Dance performance ensembles include ACDF and RCC Dance Touring Ensembles. America College Dance Festival (ACDF) is an organization of community college and university dance programs across the United States. The work of RCC Dance students, faculty and guest artists has often been selected to be in the gala concert of ACDF, which recognizes the best work of emerging college dancers and choreographers. The RCC Dance Touring Ensemble is a select group of student dancers who work as a company for the entire year performing at various schools in the Inland Empire and represents RCC at various on-campus events. Concert and ensemble auditions are open to all students. Students interested in auditioning should check the Dance department website: or be a friend of RCC Dance on Facebook.

The Music department provides classes that meet all the requirements for transferring students with a major or minor in music, and encourages all students to make music activities a significant and memorable part of college life.

RCC music organizations include Chamber Singers, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, College Choir, Master Chorale, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Piano Ensemble and the Marching Tigers Band.

In addition to frequent local performances, these musical groups represent the College at intercollegiate and invitational festivals, tours and competitions throughout California, the United States, Europe, Asia, and even on cruise ships. All young musicians are welcome to join.

Viewpoints, the award-winning student newspaper, is published every two weeks. It is produced by Journalism students at Riverside City College and contains news of student, faculty, and classified professionals activities on all three colleges. In addition, Muse, RCC’s literary magazine is published annually during the Spring semester.

The Theater Arts have long been an important component of life at Riverside City College. The Theater department provides a performance curriculum based on the University of California and California State University systems for students who wish to transfer. In addition, we provide performance opportunities through our play series. The annual productions may include four to five musical and non-musical student shows. The productions are designed with professional elements and can feature professional actors. Students are offered the opportunity to work both on stage and backstage.