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Arts, Humanities & Communications Division

 

The MJC Arts Division serves the surrounding community by providing quality performing and visual arts experiences for audiences both young and experienced. The Art Gallery presents a variety of shows each year focused on student, faculty and community work. An outstanding community orchestra and band provide free and low cost concerts for students and area music lovers. The Theatre and Dance Department produces six events each year including comedies, dramas as well as modern, jazz and hip-hop dance concerts.The Arts Division partners with on and off campus organizations to produce an annual calendar of special events including international music ensembles, guest lecturers, political commentators and solo artists.
Looking to transfer to a four-year university? MJC's Arts, Humanities and Communications programs are the gateway to a wide range of popular majors.

 

Programs

Art and Photography
Associate in Arts for Transfer:  Art History
Associate in Arts for Transfer:  Studio Arts
Associate in Arts:  Art
Associate in Arts:  Photography

Communication Studies
Associate in Arts for Transfer:  Communication Studies
Associate in Arts:  Communication Studies
Skills Recognition Award:  Communication Studies

Associate in Arts:  Dance

Humanities
Associate in Arts:  General Studies – Emphasis in Humanities
Associate in Arts:  University Preparation – Emphasis in Humanities

Music
Associate in Arts for Transfer:  Music
Associate in Arts:  Music
Skills Recognition Award:  Recording Arts

Theatre
Associate in Arts for Transfer:  Theatre
Associate in Arts:  Theatre
Skills Recognition Award:  Design and Technical Theatre
Skills Recognition Award:  Theatre Performance

 

Location

Arts, Humanities, & Communications - Division Office
Performing and Media Arts Center Room 205 (PAC 205)
435 College Ave - Modesto, CA 95350

Michael Sundquist, Division Dean
Lori Sammis, Division Secretary
Jacquelin Wingett, Administrative Specialist


 

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Division Events & Concerts Fall 2018

September

Labor Day, Campus Closed
Monday, September 3

Agatha Christie's
Spider's Web Auditions
Directed by Michael Lynch
September 18 and 19 at 6pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Room 222

Jam n Jive On Tour 2018
September 26, 27, 28, 29 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
$11 General / $9 Students & Seniors
Tickets are available onlineat the Box Office, and at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to each performance

October

MJC Speech Night
Tuesday, October 2
4:00pm/7:00pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
$5 Pre-sale / $8 at the door

Artworks by Rudi Blondia
October 2 to October 25
Monday-Thursday
11:00am-5:00pm
Artist Reception held on Thursday, October 11 5:30-7:30pm
*Light refreshments will be served 
Free to the public

MJC Friends of Music Present
An Evening with Irene Schreier, Pianist
Wednesday, October 17 at  7 p.m. 
Music Recital Hall, Music Building 108, East Campus
$15 general admission 
$10 students (all schools) and seniors (62 or better)
**All proceeds benefit student scholarships**
Tickets are available onlineat the Box Office, and at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to each performance

Peter and the Starcatcher
Directed by Lynette Borrelli
October 25, 26, 27 at 7pm
November 1, 2, 3 at 7pm
November 4 at 2pm
November 2 at 10:00am *special high school performance.
If you're interested in bringing your group or class please contact Jacquelin Wingett at (209) 575-6081
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
$11 General / $9 Students & Seniors
Tickets are available onlineat the Box Office, and at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to each performance

MJC Friends of Music Presents
Chamber Music Recital 
featuring Carlos Santi and Alfredo Crespo
October 25 at 7pm
Music Recital Hall, Music Building 108, East Campus
$15 general admission 
$10 students (all schools) and seniors (62 or better)
**All proceeds benefit student scholarships**
Tickets are available onlineat the Box Office, and at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to each performance

Violin and Guitar Recital 
featuring Myriam Cottin-Rack & David Chapman 
Tuesday, October 30 at 7pm
Music Recital Hall, Music Building 108, East Campus
$12 general admission 
$8 students (all schools) and seniors (62 or better)
Tickets are available onlineat the Box Office, and at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to each performance

November

Artworks by Chelsea Gilmore
October 30 to November 29
Monday-Thursday
11:00am-5:00pm
Artist Reception held on Thursday, November 12 5:30-7:30pm
*Light refreshments will be served
Free to the public

Fall Sing
Wednesday, November 7
12pm-5:30pm
For information please contact Cathryn Tortell, tortellc@mjc.edu

Orchestra Day
Thursday, November 8
9:30am-1pm
For information please contact Anne Martin, martinan@mjc.edu

Strings Concert
Friday, November 16 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
*Free Concert*

Applied Voice Recital
Monday, November 19 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
*Free Concert*

Jazz Band
Monday, November 19 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
*Free Concert*

Campus Closed
November 22 and 23
Happy Thanksgiving!

Beginning Voice Recital
Monday, November 26 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
*Free Concert*

Woodwind and Brass Concert
Thursday, November 29 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
*Free Concert*

Agatha Christie's
Spider's Web

Directed by Michael Lynch
November 29, 30 at 7pm
December 1, 6, 7, 8 at 7pm
December 9 at 2pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Little Theatre
$11 General / $9 Students & Seniors
Tickets are available onlineat the Box Office, and at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to each performance

Piano Enrichment Concert
Friday, November 30 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
*Free Concert*

December

MJC Symphonic Band Concert 
Monday, December 3 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
*Free Concert*

Community Orchestra Concert
Godzilla vs. Grieg
Tuesday, December 4 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Tickets: $5 General / $1 Students
Tickets available at the door before concert 

Community Concert Band
Wednesday, December 5 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
*Free Concert*

Electronic Music Concert
Wednesday, December 5 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
*Free Concert*

Applied Piano Concert
Thursday, December 6 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
*Free Concert*

Make the Yuletide Bright
MJC Holiday Choral Concert 

Friday, December 7 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Tickets $6 General / $3 Students & Seniors
Tickets are available onlineat the Box Office, and at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to each performance

Improv Showcase
Tuesday, December 11 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium

Finals Week
December 10 - 14
*please see your class syllabi for Final Times

Last Updated 9.18.2018

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(209) 575-6081

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