°IJͼ

Performing Arts

New music building

Brand new 20,000 sq. ft. Music Building, part of Performing Arts Center opening Fall 2025.

New theater building

Renovated Theater facilities with brand new Blackbox 29,000 sq. ft. in Theater Arts.

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Music
Choir students during concert

The °IJͼ Music Department provides an exceptional education through coursework and opportunities for artistic pursuit at the highest level, embracing diversity, creativity, literacy, performance, technology, and engagement with the community. We strive to create consummate professionals by nurturing determination and discipline while supporting artistry and intellect. Our faculty create conservatory and commercial music experiences that foster lifelong learning, university transfer, and direct entry into the music industry workforce.

Theater and Film
Students behind the scenes at theater

The Department of Theatre and Film at °IJͼ is committed to foundational technical, artistic and scholarly training in the performing and media arts for transfer to baccalaureate degree programs or entry into the workforce. Our curriculum requires our students to develop their creative and analytical skills through hands-on coursework and production opportunities, encouraging them to engage the diversity and wonder of the human experience through artistic expression.

Dance
Dancing students

The Dance Program at °IJͼ offers students the opportunity to learn technical dance skills, explore their creativity, develop artistry, and express the human experience through dance practice and performance. Dance class offerings include ballet, jazz, modern, tap, hip hop, and ballroom. These courses support transfer and CTE programs in musical theater, theater, and kinesiology. General education and honors students seeking CSU and IGETC transfer credit have the opportunity to explore dance theory and culture in Dance in America.


Department Chairs

Lou De La Rosa

Lou De La Rosa

Music
Director of Choral & Vocal Studies and Chair, Performing Arts Department

(408) 741-4663
[email protected]
Music Building MU-4

Embedded Counselor

Shamiran Badal

Shamiran Badal

Art and Design
Counselor

(408) 741-4013
[email protected]
Cilker 103B

Laura Lowry

Laura Lowry

Theater and Film
Director, Instructor, and Co-Chair, Performing Arts Department

(408) 741-4016
[email protected]
Office: TA 28A