Arts and Humanities West Campus

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 peace studies, music, theater.

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.

Hours and Contact

West Campus


Virtual Advising Center

The Virtual Advising Center is designed so that students can meet with our advisors without coming to campus or scheduling an appointment in advance.

Program Information for Current Students

Architecture

 

Fine Arts
 
Foreign Language

 

Graphic & Interactive Design

 

Humanities

 

Peace Studies, Music, Theater

 

Philosophy

 

Religion

 

Dean

NameDepartmentPositionProfile
Ana Caldero FigueroaArts & Humanities Office WECDean, Arts and Humanities WProfile

Staff

NameDepartmentPositionPhone
Van DieurismeArts & Humanities Office WECAdmin Asst, Academic Dean(407) 582-5730

Program Chairs

NameDepartmentPositionProfile
Meg CurtissGraphics & Interactive Design WECProfessor, Graphic DesignProfile
Lisa LippittHumanities WECProfessor, HumanitiesProfile
Joe MenigForeign Languages WECProfessor, SpanishProfile
Allen WattersArchitectural Design WECProfessor, ArchitectureProfile

Program Advisors

NameDepartmentPositionPhone
Katherine DukeDean Counseling Advising & HolisticCoord, Program Advisor
Michael ReidDean Counseling Advising & HolisticCoord, Program Advisor(407) 582-1084
Heidi ShuggPerkins Career Program AdvisorsCoord, Career Prgm Advis, W(407) 582-1461