Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

All PVCC employees, students and visitors are required to wear face coverings while indoors and encouraged to practice social distancing while on campus. PVCC cares about you and your safety! If you are not feeling well, please do not come to campus.

How to report Coronavirus (Covid19)

NOW ENROLLING FOR FALL 2021!   We're here to help. Chat with us:, Call us: 602-787-7000, or email us: Updated - August 16, 2021
Enroll for Fall 2021Fall 2021 Learning Options | Online Services  |  All Things Covid-19  | CRRSAA Student Grant Funds Information

Fine and Performing Arts

Art Hitory
Creative Writing
Visual Arts

Fine & Performing Arts Mission Statement:

The Division of Fine & Performing Arts at Paradise Valley Community College provides courses and special events as well as an "artists' community" for students at all levels who are planning avocations and/or vocations in the artistic fields of Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts. 

The Division of Fine & Performing Arts values the creative process and the creative product as well the student's individual creative "voice." The Division is devoted to the idea of interdependence of work in the arts with the broader worlds of ideas and action which will, ultimately, lead to a vibrant and responsible culture. 


  • to develop a personal sense of aesthetics, including a conscious awareness of discipline specific basics, aesthetic fundamentals, aesthetic application and aesthetic principles 
  • to develop and enhance a conscious awareness and respect for others' ways of thinking, 
    working and expressing themselves 
  • to develop and enhance various artistic methods of problem solving, including diverse approaches 
    to expressive, analytical and developmental tools to every human situation 
  • to develop and enhance an awareness of how the arts reflect and reveal cultures
  • to develop and enhance our students' ability to understand the human experience, both past and present
Art History
Music Dept.
Dance Department
Theatre at PVCC
Visual Arts