Performing, Visual Arts & Communications

COM students

The Department of Performing, Visual Arts, and Communications offers courses in the areas of Art, Music, Theatre, Speech, and Communications and Media Arts. The Department currently has 13 full-time faculty and is augmented by a staff of approximately 40 part-time lecturers.

Student work from the PVAC Department is shown regularly on- and off-campus in numerous shows and competitions. The Washington Art Gallery holds student exhibits twice a year; the COM program shows student work to the campus community once a semester; and the Performing Arts program allows for numerous opportunities for students to show their talent on stage in plays, vocal concerts, orchestral concerts, and dance concerts.


Christopher Brellochs

Joe Cosentino

Lowell Handler

Elizabeth Gerbi


Performing, Visual Arts, and Communications

Joseph Cosentino
Department Chair, Performing, Visual Arts, and Communications
Performing Arts Program Chair
Professor of Speech and Theatre
Office: W-013
Phone (845) 431-8618 

Dr. Christopher Brellochs 
Associate Professor of Music 
Music Performance Certificate Program Chair 
Office: D-213 
Phone (845) 431-8625 

Margaret Craig
Associate Professor of Art History
Visual Arts Program Chair
Office: W-014
Phone (845) 431-8617

Dana Weidman 
Professor of Communications and Media Arts 
Communications and Media Arts Program Chair 
Office: CBI-210B 
Phone (845) 431-8612 

Marie Vivrito
Senior Office Assistant
(845) 431-8610