Humanities, Fine Arts, and Social Sciences

Theatre students

Contact Information

Leonda Williams-Keniston
Academic Dean
Dickenson Building, D313
434.961.5380
lkeniston@pvcc.edu

Sherice Page
Administrative Assistant to
the Division
Dickinson Building, D313
434.961.5381
spaige@pvcc.edu

Maggie Flinn
Administrative Assistant to
the Division
Dickinson Building, D313
434.961.5382
mflinn@pvcc.edu

 

Welcome to the Division of Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences

Our mission is to provide academic programs that prepare students for college-level courses, transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and employment. We offer associate degrees in General Studies, Liberal Arts, Education, Art, Music, and Theatre. We also offer Career Studies Certificates in Early Childhood Development, Graphic Design, and Multimedia and Motion Graphics. Whether you want to transfer or develop skills and knowledge required for employment, we are ready to help you meet your goals.

Virtual Art Exhibitions

Annual Faculty Art Exhibition

The Annual Faculty Art Exhibition features work from our full-time faculty and adjuncts. All of our outstanding faculty are active in their fields and well known in the art community. We are also featuring the work of adjunct, Ed Miller, whose sculpture explores nature and the surreal times in which we live.

Annual Student Art Exhibition

Every year we present work from our amazing art students with great pride through the Annual Student Art Exhibition. This year was a challenging one as we moved our classes on-line and students had to deal with the "new normal".  Thanks to our diligent art faculty, we gathered work from all of our disciplines and were able to showcase some of the fantastic work created by our students during the past academic year. This impressive display of work motivates us all to continue doing what we do best...make art!

Annual "Day of the Dead" Candython & Horror Story Contest Virtual Exhibition

Every year the Art Department students create artwork out of candy to honor the Mexican Holiday of "Day of the Dead" or Día de Muertos. The school is invited to look at the art and then eat it. Several years back, we joined with the Writer's club to share their prize-winning short horror stories. Since then we have combined the two events for a high-calorie event that feeds our souls and imaginations. This year we recreated the event as a website. You'll need to supply your own treats but we will supply the stories and art!

College Publications

"The Forum"

The Forum, PVCC's student newspaper, is an opportunity for students to gain journalism experience while providing news and opinions of interest to the college community. Students can take part through writing, photography, drawing, editing, and design.

"The Fall Line"

The Fall Line, PVCC’s literary magazine, is a celebration of PVCC student writing and art. Published each spring, The Fall Line features fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and comics--all selected by members of the Creative Writing Club—alongside student art. The magazine is designed by the Advanced Computer Graphics class and published in both print and digital form.

"Insights" Student Journal

Insights is an annual journal that provides a platform for student research within the Humanities, Fine Arts, and Social Science Division at Piedmont Virginia Community College. Papers are nominated by instructors for inclusion in the journal. Once nominated, students work with faculty editors to modify their work. Each year, the top three student research papers are formally recognized.

 

PVCC Fine Arts & Performance

Piedmont Virginia Community College features performances, workshops and exhibitions from our Theater, Music and Art departments and clubs, as well as a rich array of professional dance, theatre and visual arts programming as part of our Fine and Performing Arts Series.   Since 1999, PVCC's Fine and Arts and Performance Series has offered high-quality arts experiences that entertain, enrich and educate students and the larger community.