Arts and Humanities

Welcome to the Division of Arts and Humanities

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The Division of Arts and Humanities offers courses exploring the arts, humanities and philosophy, and developing the talents of our students from beginning through advanced levels of study.  Our students are also provided with frequent presentation and performing opportunities.  The Division also confers Associate Arts Degrees in Art History, Graphic Design, Humanities and Philosophy, Music, Musical Theater, Studio Art, Theater, and an Associate Science Degree in Photography.

The Art Departments include performing and visual arts: art history, ceramics, film studies, graphic design, music (instrumental/vocal), photography, studio arts and theater arts (acting/technical). The Humanities Department includes film studies, humanities and philosophy. 

The Art Gallery hosts a series of exhibitions of Guest Artists, NVC faculty, and students’ works in the Art Center.  The Performing Arts has an extensive schedule of music and theater events throughout the academic year hosted in the new Performing Arts Center.  Visit our departmental websites, listed on the left, for more detailed information on calendar, courses and our faculty. 

Division Chair

Office 141B
(707) 256-7509

M'Kormik T. Hamilton, Division Secretary
(707) 256-7502 Phone

(707) 256-4569 Fax
Office 141


Art Gallery
(707) 256-7502 Phone

Box Office (Tickets)
(707) 256-7500 Phone

Music & Theater Events
(707) 256-7500 Phone



Academic Support
Nikki Ballere-Callnan, Ceramics
Kelly Dunn, Photography
Tim Holtslag, Technical Theater
Jennifer Ruygt, Technical Theater
Mark Osten, Accompanist