School of Visual & Performing Arts
The Norco College School of Visual & Performing Arts offers a number of certificate pattern programs. Certificate programs, leading to an associate of arts degree require a minimum of 18 units (6 classes or so).
The School of Visual & Performing Arts provides relevant, rigorous and career-focused degree programs that meet the needs of self-directed adults who seek to achieve educational and professional goals.
Certificates can be completed within one and a half to two years and lead to employment!
Each course required for the certificate must be completed with a "C" grade or better and all can be counted toward the degree as well as the major.
The Art, Art History, Dance, Music, Music Industry Studies, Photography amd Theater Arts programs are part of the School of Visual & Performing Arts and, as such, have developed the following mission statement:
“The Norco College School of Visual & Performing Arts is a pursuit of an interdisciplinary study of the arts by selecting among courses in historical context, studio practice, performance ensemble, creative writing, and ideas and interpretation of the arts. In the Visual & Performing Arts core course, students will experience the theory and practice of the arts in a workshop setting and, in studio or ensemble courses, will gain practical experience in at least one area of the visual or performing arts or creative writing. Courses in the historical context and interpretation of the arts will enable students to understand how style, subject matter and materials may respond to different motivations and purposes."
Dean of Instruction: Quinton Bemiller
Department Chair: Kim Kamerin
Counselor: Maria Jurado
Educational Advisor: Alex Spencer
Instructional Department Specialist: Debbie Karrer
Pathways & Programs
Areas of Emphasis
Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT's)
Career Education Programs
Programs of Study