Performing Arts

Choir students during concert
Music and Dance

The West Valley College Music and Dance Department provides an exceptional education through coursework and opportunities for artistic pursuit at the highest level, embracing diversity, creativity, literacy, performance, technology, and engagement with the community. We strive to create consummate professionals by nurturing determination and discipline while supporting artistry and intellect. Our faculty create conservatory and commercial music experiences that foster lifelong learning, university transfer, and direct entry into the music industry workforce.

Students behind the scenes at theater
Theater and Film

The Department of Theatre and Film at West Valley College is committed to foundational technical, artistic and scholarly training in the performing and media arts for transfer to baccalaureate degree programs or entry into the workforce. Our curriculum requires our students to develop their creative and analytical skills through hands-on coursework and production opportunities, encouraging them to engage the diversity and wonder of the human experience through artistic expression.

Department Chairs

Lou De La Rosa

Lou De La Rosa

Director of Choral & Vocal Studies; Chair, Department of Music & Dance

(408) 741-4663
Music Building MU-4

Laura Lowry

Laura Lowry

Theater and Film
Chair, Director, and Instructor

(408) 741-4016
Office: TA 28

Embedded Counselor

Geneva Leighton

Geneva Leighton


(408) 741-2604
Student Services Center

Last Updated 3/1/22