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Fine Arts and Performing Arts

Vanessa Ballam

Vanessa Ballam

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance


• Acting

• Directing

• Musical Theatre

The Business of Show

Selling a Song

Scoring a Scene

Kathy Diehl, MFA, MSW, CET

Program Coordinator, Dance; Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance


  • Modern/Contemporary Dance
  • Ballet
  • Somatics
  • Composition

What Is Modern Dance?


Dr. Jonathan Fardy

Assistant Professor of Art History


  • History of Art (all periods)

  • History of Photography (all periods)

Is Photography Objective?

How to Look at Modern Art


Chad Gross

Chad Gross

Professor of Theatre and Dance; Technical Director


  • Scenic Construction
  • Stage Management
  • CAD Drafting

Scenic Construction Techniques

Scenic Construction Outreach

Norm Schroder

Dr. Norm Schroder

Co-Director of the School of Performing Arts; Professor of Theatre and Dance

ABC's of Speaking Shakespeare

It's All Greek to Me!


Joel Shura

Joel Shura

Assistant Professor of Theatre


  • Directing
  • Acting
  • Clowning
  • Improvisation 

Clown Town

Intro to Improv

Naomi S. Velasquez

Associate Professor of Art; Chair of the Department of Art

Craftivism = Art + Activism

Adventures in Color and Theory

Assistant Professor of Theater Paul Yeates

Paul Yeates

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance; Scenic/Lighting Designer


  • Scene Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Scenic Painting
  • Drafting
  • Scene Painting

Elements of Design

Lighting Design Outreach

Tara Young

Tara Young

Professor of Theatre and Dance


• Costume Design/History

• Pattern Drafting

• Fabric Modification

• Stage Makeup and Special Effects

Costume Design

Stage Makeup & Special Effects

Eleanor Cox

Leekyung Kang

Leekyung Kang

Assistant Professor of Printmaking


  • Printmaking
  • Creative Process

Describe Your Friends — Expanded Idea of Drawing Practice

Tell Me About Yourself — Creative Autobiography a.k.a. Self Portrait