WELCOME TO THE FINE ARTS DIVISION
The Division of Fine Arts provides a comprehensive lower division curriculum for Fine Arts majors preparing to transfer to four-year universities. Courses help students develop their talents and skills in interpretive and creative expression while completing general education transfer requirements, vocational and career technical training and certification, certificates and degrees. The division is comprised of seven departments: Art, Dance, Film/Video, Music, Photography, Communication Studies, and Theatre.
Fine Arts faculty members remain active in their professions and are recognized as part of the thriving Los Angeles art scene, bringing vitality and inspiration to the El Camino classroom. Extensive facilities are designed to maximize student success and include technologically-advanced computer and photo labs, a metal foundry, spacious studios, numerous practice rooms, and an extensive music library.
For course syllabi, please contact the division office.
For department information on Fine Arts programs and faculty, please click on the departments below.
The Center for the Arts supports the instructional program of the division and enriches the cultural life of the campus and surrounding communities by presenting Resident and Guest Artist performances, theatre productions, recitals, debates, Speakers Forums, student productions, master classes, workshops, and lectures in three campus venues: The Marsee Auditorium, the Campus Theatre, and the Haag Recital Hall.
The Art Gallery is an important part of the cultural landscape of the South Bay, attracting many outside visitors to the campus each year. It is free and open to the public and offers a valuable opportunity to students and interested community members to explore and experience contemporary and historical works of art from many cultures. The gallery features six exhibitions a year, showcasing outstanding works by students, faculty, and local artists.
Constance Fitzsimons, Dean
Diane L. Hayden, Associate Dean
Patricia Amezcua, Administrative Assistant
Aretha Collins, Program Specialist
Deborah Kyte, Senior Clerical Assistant
The Fine Arts Division Office
Telephone: (310) 660-3715
Fine Arts Counselors: