Fine Arts

Fine Arts, Early Childhood Educator, Education,
Humanities, and Communication Studies
at Collin College

Events Calendar | Box Office | Division Staff | Student Success | Fine Arts Venues 

Our division consists of the following academic departments 
(click on the links to go directly to a specific department):  
Art, Communication Design, Communication Studies, Dance, Early Childhood Educator,
Education, Humanities, Music, Photography, and Theatre.
Our gallery space, The Art Gallery, exposes students to the works of current 
professional artists and showcases student work in both open and juried student shows.



Events Calendar

Fall 2023 Fine Arts performances and events

For more information and to reserve tickets to our performance events please click on the event title.
Art Gallery exhibitions and Auteur Film Series movies are free and do not require reservations.
Unless otherwise indicated all events are at the Collin College Plano Campus.

Have a question?  Please email us at
Event dates and details are subject to change.

Dates Event Location Time
August 21 – September 20 Annual Collin College Art Faculty exhibition The Art Gallery *
September 14 Auteur Film Series: "Open Your Eyes" McKinney Campus
Conference Center
7 pm
September 29 – October 26 Bartosz Beda "Echoes of Seasons" exhibition The Art Gallery *
October 11-14 Theatre production: 
Crumbs From The Table of Joy
John Anthony Theatre 7:30 pm
October 14-15 Theatre production: 
Crumbs From The Table of Joy
John Anthony Theatre 2:30 pm
October 17 Auteur Film Series: "Pyscho" Living Legends Conference 
Center, Plano Campus
7 pm
October 26 Dignity Initiative (panel discussion):
What is Gender?
Living Legends Conference
Center, Plano Campus
3 pm
October 28 Jazz Combos concert John Anthony Theatre 7 pm
November 3 Dance Fusion John Anthony Theatre 7 pm
November 4 Dance Fusion John Anthony Theatre 7 pm
November 7 Chamber Choir concert John Anthony Theatre 7 pm
November 8 Auteur Film Series: "True Grit" Angelika Film Center, Plano 7 pm
November 10 Keyboard Ensemble and Honors Voice recital John Anthony Theatre 7 pm
November 11 Jazz Lab Band and Jazztet concert John Anthony Theatre 7 pm
November 14 String and Symphonic Wind Ensembles concert John Anthony Theatre 7 pm
November 15 Guitar Ensemble concert John Anthony Theatre 7 pm
November 18 OneSound concert John Anthony Theatre 7 pm
November 28 New Music Ensemble concert The Art Gallery 7 pm
November 29 Solo Guitar concert C-103 7 pm
November 29 – December 2 Theatre production: A Winter's Tale Black Box Theatre 7:30 pm
December 2-3 Theatre production: A Winter's Tale Black Box Theatre 2:30 pm
November 30 Dances at 7 John Anthony Theatre 7 pm
 December 1 Dances at 7 John Anthony Theatre 7 pm
December 2 Madrigal Feast Living Legends Conference
Center, Plano Campus
6 pm

* Exhibitions at The Art Gallery (Plano Campus, A175) are free and open to all.
Gallery hours: 
Monday–Thursday  9 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
Friday and Saturday  9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Box Office

Click here for ticket information, terms and conditions, directions and parking maps, and how to volunteer to usher

Division Staff

Title Name Phone Email Office
Dean of Academic Affairs and Workforce Dr. Lupita Murillo Tinnen 972.881.5807 ltinnen A 177
   Assistant to the Dean Cindy Duffer 972.881.5162 cduffer A 177
Associate Dean – Art, Communication Design, Education, Photography Alexis Bohanna 972.881.5645 abohanna K 102
Associate Dean – Dance, Humanities, Music, Theatre, Communication Studies Dr. David Tercero 972.881.5636 drtercero K 102
   Administrative Assistant    Nicolas Schnitzius 972.881.5106 nschnitzius K 102
Manager, Box Office and Marketing Glenn Trueman 972.516.5076 gtrueman B 230
   Box Office Assistant    Simran Gill 972.881.5611 simranjitgill C 225
Art Gallery Director Anna Fritzel 972.516.5028 afritzel H 219
   Art Gallery Assistant    Claudette Lowery 972.516.5022 clowery A 263
Career Coach Scott Hensley 972.881.5684 shensley J 116
Coordinator, Underserved Population Workforce Programs Jameelah Brown 972.516.5068 jnbrown J 115
Director, Child Development Barbara Batista 972.881.5945 bbatista B 176
   Assistant Director, Child Development Paula Braaten 972.881.5938 pbraaten B 176

Student Success

AndyAndy Bean

The grown-up version of The Losers Club is almost complete for the highly-anticipated sequel IT 2, with former Collin theatre student Andy Bean coming aboard to play the adult Stanley Uris. Learn More...

Cory BoulierisCory Boulieris

Former Collin College Theatre Student Cory Boulier is currently a stage manager in television and stage. Her most recent employment was with Jesus Christ Superstar Live and Dancing With the Stars. Learn more...

Ryan McAdamsRyan McAdams & Tayler Miller

Communication Design students Ryan McAdams and Tayler Miller received an Award of Excellence for their short film, "The Hunted". McAdams was editor and the entire Team Production class participated in the shoot. Learn More...

AkronAkron Watson

Former Collin College Theatre Student Akron Watson is currently performing in the Broadway production of The Play that Goes Wrong. He will next been seen in the Broadway musical King Kong. Learn more...



Nick Kao HeadshotNicholas Kao

Former Collin College Dance Student Nicholas Kao is currently dancing with the modern dance company, H.T. Chen & Dancers, in New York City. Since leaving Collin, he has worked with artists such as Lorenzo "Rennie" Harris, Manuel Vignoulle, and Abby Zbikowski. Learn more...

EmmyEmmy Moon

Collin College graduate Emmy Moon is currently the artistic director of Iluminar Aerial, a professional aerial dance and circus arts company based in Colorado specializing in performance and education. Learn more...

Jason RalphJason Ralph

The Magicians has officially been renewed for a fourth season in 2019! Since leaving Collin, former theatre student Jason Ralph has performed in the TV series Madam Secretary, Frankie and Grace, and Aquarius. Learn more...


Fine Arts Venues

John Anthony Theatre

Collin College’s state-of-the-art theatre facility is comprised of three separate performance spaces including the 350-seat John Anthony Theatre, the 120-seat Black Box Theatre and the intimate ALT Lab Theatre. The complex also houses three dressing rooms, a theatre box office, a costume vault and construction shop, and a scene and paint shop in addition to numerous acting and directing classroom spaces.  The John Anthony Theatre (JAT) is a traditional proscenium stage with 230 seats on the Orchestra Level and 120 seats on the Balcony Level.  Click here for directions.

Black Box Theatre

The Black Box, like the John Anthony Theatre, is located on the Plano Campus (Spring Creek) in the C-module, near the Atrium.  Click here for directions.

Black Box Theatre

The Dance Studio (Plano Campus room AA146) is a spacious 3,100 square ft. space that boasts mirrors and ballet barres on two walls, a piano, inset stereo speakers, adjustable lighting and a Marley floor.  The studio is equipped with a large screen TV so that technique and choreography classes can engage in lecture discourse to enrich the physical processes of dance studies.  Click here for directions.

Black Box Theatre

The Art Gallery (Plano Campus room A175) mounts shows featuring new and unique works by fine arts faculty and students, professional artists, and arts organizations.  It is a two story, 35x45 sq. foot space, able to host large exhibitions.  By presenting quality, interdisciplinary art exhibitions and events The Art Gallery enhances an understanding of the arts within the college and the community.  Click here for directions.