Program Spotlight: Arts & Design at RVCC!


Program Spotlight: Arts & Design at RVCC!

Monday, November 29, 2021

Ready to bring out your inner artist? Whether you dream of shining on stage, designing an app, or painting a gallery-worthy masterpiece, Raritan Valley Community College can help you turn your creative passion into a career with an education in Arts & Design.

With a prime location not far from both New York City and Philadelphia, RVCC has access to teaching artists with coveted experience in the field. RVCC Arts & Design graduates go on to some of the country’s top arts programs at prestigious schools, including UCLA, NYU, Parsons School of Design, and Berklee College of Music.

Read on to learn more about benefitting from an Arts & Design education at RVCC.

Degree & Certificate Programs

RVCC offers programs across an array of arts-related fields, including dance, theatre, visual art, interior architecture and design, graphic design, and more. Programs include:

Associate Degrees Designed to Transfer to Four-Year Colleges

Associate Degrees Designed to Transfer to Four-Year Colleges
Certificates Designed to Provide Specialized Expertise
Upcoming Live Performances
Find out if our Arts & Design programs are for you by experiencing our talented students in action. Student performances take center stage throughout the year, and you can find the schedule here. Upcoming performances include:
  • RVCC Chorale Holiday Concert
    Friday, December 3 
    Welpe Theatre at 8pm

  • DanceWorks
    An evening of student & faculty choreography
    Thursday & Friday, December 9 & 10
    Nash Theatre at 7pm

  • RVCC Student Jazz Ensemble Concert
    Thursday, December 16
    Welpe Theatre at 7:30pm

For tickets, contact the RVCC Theatre Box Office at 908-725-3420. General Admission: $12; Students & Seniors: $8
Upcoming Gallery Exhibitions & Events
From student work to faculty exhibits to shows by professional artists, the Art Gallery showcases exciting and stimulating works of art throughout the year. Stop by and view an inspiring exhibition.
  • RVCC Holiday Art Show & Sale
    December 6-10
    Monday – Thursday: Noon-8pm; Friday: Noon-6pm

  • Expanding the View of Photography
    January 19 – February 18

  • Student Art Exhibition: Part I
    2D Design, Ceramics, Color Theory, Drawing, Illustration, Interior Design & Printmaking
    February 28 – March 28

  • Student Art Exhibition: Part II
    3D Design, Graphic Design, Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Digital Media, Sound & Video
    April 6 – May 3

All exhibitions are free of charge and open to the public. To view details, hours, and future exhibits, click here. For more information, call the Arts & Design office at 908-218-8876.
Arts-Related Clubs at RVCC
Continue your love of the arts outside the classroom with our Arts & Design-related clubs!
  • RVCC Dance Club
    This student-run club, which welcomes dancers of all skill levels, focuses on a variety of styles, including jazz, contemporary, modern, ballet, tap, and hip hop. Take a class or create your own choreography to perform at campus events. For more information, contact Loretta Fois at
  • Animation Club
    Animation enthusiasts of all skill levels have the opportunity to work individually and in groups on the digital animation production process, with a focus on 2D design. To learn more, contact advisor John Harford at or co-advisor Cynthia Teeters at
  • Film Club
    Members engage in film studies, share storyboard ideas for short films, create short films as a team, and organize different events on campus centered around film. For more information, contact Evan Walter at
  • Noteworthy
    This a cappella singing club presents performance-ready and professional pieces for the College and local community. Contact John Sichel at for further information.
To learn more about Arts & Design programs at RVCC, attend an Info Session or Instant Decision Day. Or click here to apply now!

About RVCC
Interested in a visual and performing arts degree? If you’ve been researching “best art schools near me,” look no further than Raritan Valley Community College. It is currently ranked the #1 community college in NJ by, and Offering diverse programs, flexible schedules, and small class sizes at an affordable price, RVCC is a smart alternative to a private university or New Jersey state college. For more information, visit