About VPAA

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 and fine art studios, fully-equipped color and black and white wet photo labs, and a 24-channel ProTools recording studio.

VPAA is also responsible for the operation of 91.1 WHFC-FM, Bel Air’s only radio station and the only public broadcaster in the county as well as the Chesapeake Gallery, which features regional contemporary art exhibitions. We produce several professional concerts, including the Evening of Jazz Series and the Sunday Afternoon Concert Series.

There is a student gallery in Joppa Hall, as well as numerous display areas for student work throughout the building and on campus. The performance areas in Joppa Hall include recital/concert spaces in the music wing, the BlackBox Theatre in the theatre wing, and an open-air courtyard near the Joppa Café. Additional performance spaces include 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 a prospective, current, or former student or a member of the community, 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.

James McFarland
Interim Dean for Visual, Performing and Applied Arts
and Professor of Art + Design
A.A., Delta College
B.F.A., M.F.A., Michigan State University