Visual, Performing & Applied Arts (VPAA)

The Visual, Performing and Applied Arts Division at HCC offers opportunities for learning and professional preparation in fields.

The VPAA division resides in Joppa Hall on HCC’s campus. We have state-of-the-art Macintosh labs, including two 20-station digital art labs, a 16-station electronic music lab, video and audio editing labs, fine art and interior design studios, fully-equipped color and black and white wet photo labs, and a 24-channel ProTools recording studio. Read more…

Art & Design 

Interior Design

Mass Communication





Division Dean 
Paul E. Labe, Jr. 

Division Administrative Assistants 
Nancy Dow

Sheila Siebert 


Upcoming Events


Michael Dixon Paintings
Chesapeake Gallery
Nov. 14 - Jan. 3
Reception: Nov. 21, 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Student Concerts - held in Joppa Hall, J108

In Recital:
Applied Music Students and
A Cappella Singers - under the direction of Marianne Pastelak

Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 7 PM

An Evening of Jazz
"Second Shift" and "HCC Jazz Ensemble"
Friday, Dec. 12 at 8:00 PM

Bel Air Community Band
Bel Air High School
Sunday, Dec. 14 at 3 PM


The Art + Design department now has a 3D printer!!