Dean of Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts
Message from the Dean
Welcome to Harford Community College’s division of
the Visual, Performing and Applied Arts (VPAA@Harford.edu).
We offer opportunities for learning and
professional preparation in many fields within the division’s
disciplines of Digital Arts, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Interior
Design, Mass Communications, Music, Photography, and Theatre. The division is responsible for the operation of 91.1 WHFC-FM, Bel Air’s only radio station and the only public broadcaster in
the County, and the Chesapeake Gallery, which features regional
contemporary art exhibitions. We produce several professional concerts
which include the Evening of Jazz Series and the Sunday Afternoon
These are exciting times as the division has
recently taken occupancy in the newly renovated Joppa Hall on HCC’s
campus. We continue to invest in high quality faculty, facilities, and
equipment. To highlight a few areas, we have two 20 station
state-of-the-art Macintosh labs, a 16 station electronic music lab,
video and audio editing labs, fine art studios, fully-equipped color and
black and white wet photo labs, and a 24-channel ProTools recording
studio. There is
a student gallery housed in Joppa Hall, as well as numerous display
areas for student work throughout the building. There are
recital/concert performance spaces in the music wing of Joppa Hall.
Additional performance spaces include the Joppa Hall Courtyard, the
Chesapeake Theater, and the Amoss Center for the Performing Arts.
Please explore this website to learn more about our
division. If you like what you see, feel free to stop by and visit us
in person. Whether you are an alumnus, a member of the community, or a
prospective student, we welcome you to look around and talk with us.
If you have any questions, comments, or ideas you’d like to discuss, please
contact us at VPAA@Harford.edu.