Welcome to the Performing, Visual,
and Media Arts Area. We comprise three departments on the Rockville
Campus—Performing Arts, Visual Art, and Media Arts and Technology—as well as
the Visual and Performing Arts Department on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Campus and the Arts Cohort on the Germantown Campus.
Through instruction and training in
a variety of formats—including lecture, demonstration, and hands-on
participation—students can gain experience in art, music, dance, theatre, photography,
film, graphic design, web design, animation and gaming, and television and
radio. Associate of Art degrees and Certificate programs expand employment
opportunities or prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions.
In addition to traditional academic
programs, the Performing, Visual, and Media Arts Area offers multiple
enrichment opportunities for students and the community through such venues as
- Montgomery College Arts Institute: featuring workshops, lecture/demonstrations, master
classes, and exhibitions that support and supplement the academic programs;
on all three campuses, including the Sarah Silberman Gallery in Rockville, the
King Street Gallery in Takoma Park/Silver Spring, and student and faculty
galleries in Germantown: featuring high-quality exhibits that showcase student and
faculty talent and the work of visiting artists;
- Robert E.
Parilla Performing Arts Center: featuring guest artists, films, plays
for children, student performances, and a variety of musical programs; and
- Summer Dinner Theatre:
featuring such notable plays as The Wiz
and Les Miserables, preceded by a
Thank you for
visiting our website. Again, welcome to the Performing, Visual, and Media Arts
Deborah Preston, Ph.D.