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Performing, Visual Arts & Communications

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 10 full-time faculty and is augmented by a staff of approximately 30 part-time lecturers.

students in lab

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.


Take a virtual visit to our Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Student Art Show

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Carl Grauer

An Actualité style video about painter Carl Grauer at his portrait show at Dutchess Community College in March 2022 by Communications and Media Arts student Jason Gigli.

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Contact Us

Performing, Visual Arts, and Communications

Dr. Thomas B. Costello, Department Chair
Bonnie Foote, Senior Program Assistant

Phone: (845) 431-8610

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601