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Dean's Welcome

On behalf of the Faculty and Staff Artists from College of the Canyons, I welcome you to the School of Visual and Performing Arts. Our faculty members are an accomplished group of educators whose expertise as working artists, dancers, choreographers, musicians, filmmakers, photographers, and journalists all contribute to the cultural enrichment of this region. Each faculty and staff member is active in personal, professional and community development. More biographical information can be found on their department webpages.

College of the Canyons is a wonderful place to begin, continue or enhance your artistic journey. While here, your work will be guided by industry professionals and scholarly artists who will encourage you to grow, explore and achieve your educational goals. In our state of the art facilities you will have immediate access to current technologies designed to increase your learning potential, acquire marketable skills and foster intellectual inquiry into all areas of the arts.

I enthusiastically encourage you to come to our campus and explore the School of Visual and Performing Arts. I hope that you will contact me with any future questions.


Dr. Jennifer Smolos Steele
Dean, Visual and Performing Arts
Artistic Director, Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center
College of the Canyons
Pico Canyon Hall, Office 225
(661) 362-3116