The academic disciplines that constitute the Arts and Humanities arise from our need to create; search for life's meaning, and to understand the nature of beauty, fellowship, knowledge, creativity, and imagination. The Arts and Humanities Department of Valencia College-West supports the College's mission by providing general education courses and extracurricular opportunities focused on foreign languages, fine arts, humanities, and interdisciplinary studies.

We, the Arts and Humanities Department, pledge to support and do our utmost to protect members of our community who are discriminated against, unjustly treated, or otherwise targeted because of race, religion, gender, sexuality, immigration status, and other forms of difference. Recognizing that words and symbols are powerful and can be manipulated into violence, we proclaim our commitment to direct the force of language toward large and small acts of learning, alliance, imagination, and justice.

We acknowledge this statement from the Faculty of the English Department at Cornell University.


Programs included in the Arts & Humanities Division at West Campus:

Articulated Degree Pathway: Architecture

Fine Arts

Foreign Language

Graphic & Interactive Design


Interdisciplinary Studies



Upcoming Events

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Arts & Humanities, West Campus Division Office: 
Bldg 5, Rm 146
407-582-5730 or 407-582-1300 // Fax: 407-582-5436
Monday - Friday: 8:00am to 5pm



Ana J. Caldero

Administrative Assistant to the Dean:
Amy Sorrough

Administrative Assistant to the Dean:
Ms. Sarah Lockard

Chair Degree Pathway in Architecture:
Professor Allen Watters

Chair Foreign Languages:
Professor Joseph Menig

Chair Graphic & Interactive Design:
Professor Meg Curtiss

Chair Humanities:
Professor Lisa Cole

Chair Interdisciplinary Studies:
Dr. Travis Rodgers

Program Advisor AA Degree Pathways Architecture:
Chia Broussard

Career Program Advisor Graphic & Interactive Design
Genevieve Hall

Program Advisor Communication, Arts, and Humanities
Michael Reid