I am pleased to tell you that the Arts are thriving at Rio Hondo. Our students have an array of classes to choose from, including art history, ceramics, animation, graphic design, music, photography, studio arts and theater. Our talented faculty – most of whom are working artists in their own right – are committed to providing students and the surrounding communities with a variety of engaging performances and exhibitions throughout the year. The Rio Hondo Art Gallery hosts exhibitions of regionally and nationally acclaimed guest artists, as well as faculty and students. The Cultural Events Program presents an extensive schedule of music and theater events throughout the year in the Wray and Campus Inn Theaters. Our Theater students perform at elementary, middle and high schools throughout the region. Visit our departmental web pages, listed on the left, for more detailed information on calendar, courses and our faculty.
Whether you are completing your general education requirements, taking a fine arts class for transfer credit, or considering a visual or performing arts major, we will help you define your goals and achieve success. Our faculty are passionate about the key role the arts play in stimulating creative and critical thought and in making the world a better place. We are committed to nurturing the arts in every student.
Please do not hesitate to contact my office if you wish more information or would like to schedule a visit. Division Office (562) 908-3471 located in B14 on the ground level of the Business Building.
Grant Linsell, D.M.A.
Dean of Arts and Cultural Programs