Fine Arts, Child Development, and Education
at Collin College
Division Staff | Events Calendar | Box Office | Fine Arts Programs | 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, Child Development and Education, Communcation Design, Dance, 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.
|Dean of Academic Affairs and Workforce||Dr. Lupita Murillo Tinnenemail@example.com||A177|
|Assistant to the Dean||Cindy Dufferfirstname.lastname@example.org||A177|
|Associate Dean – Art, Communication Design, Education, Photography||Alexis Bohannaemail@example.com||K102|
|Associate Dean – Dance, Music, Theatre||Dr. David Tercerofirstname.lastname@example.org||K102|
|Administrative Assistant||Cindy Steltzlenemail@example.com||K102|
|Manager, Box Office and Marketing||Glenn Truemanfirstname.lastname@example.org||B230|
|Box Office Assistant||vacant||972.881.5611||C225|
|Art Gallery Director||Julie Shippemail@example.com||A247|
|Art Gallery Assistant||Claudette Loweryfirstname.lastname@example.org||A263|
|Career Coach||Scott Hensleyemail@example.com||J116|
|Coordinator, Underserved Population Workforce Programs||Jameelah Barnettfirstname.lastname@example.org||H219|
|Director, Child Development||Barbara Batistaemail@example.com||B176|
|Assistant Director, Child Development||Paula Braatenfirstname.lastname@example.org||B176|
Spring 2022 Fine Arts performances and events
All events are at the Collin College Plano Campus.
Tickets for concerts and performances will be posted and can be reserved at our online portal:
Event dates and details are subject to change.
|January 18 – February 25||*||The Art Gallery||"Looking for Signs" exhibition; reception Jan 27, 4-7 pm|
|February 11||7 pm||The Art Gallery||Guitar Festival: Guest Artist concert – Xavier Jara|
|February 13||7 pm||The Art Gallery||Guitar Festival: Student concert – Solo and Ensemble|
|February 14 – 19||11am – Noon||Dance Studios||Open Studio classes|
|February 18||8am – 3pm||Dance Studios||College Dance Day|
|February 24 – March 6||7:30pm||John Anthony Theatre||Theatre production: She Kills Monsters|
|February 25||8am – 3pm||Dance Studios||College Dance Day|
|March 25 – 26||9am – 10pm||Dance Studio||Student Choreography showcase|
|March 25||1 – 10pm||John Anthony Theatre||Jazz Festival: Jazz Combos with faculty concert|
|March 26||1 – 2pm||John Anthony Theatre||Jazz Festival: Master Class with Terell Stafford|
|March 26||5 – 10pm||John Anthony Theatre||Jazz Festival: Jazztet and Jazz Lab Band concert|
|April 1||8am – 3pm||Dance Studios||College Dance Day|
|April 4 – 9||7pm||John Anthony Theatre||Dance: InterACTION|
|April 22||8am – 3pm||Dance Studios||College Dance Day|
|April 22 – 23||7pm||John Anthony Theatre||OneSound concert|
|April 26||7pm||John Anthony Theatre||Chamber Choir and Keyboard concert|
|April 28||7pm||The Art Gallery||Guitar Ensembles concert|
|April 28 – May 8||7:30pm||Black Box Theatre||Theatre production: Emerging Works|
|April 29||7pm||John Anthony Theatre||Jazz Combos concert|
|April 30||7pm||John Anthony Theatre||Jazztet and Jazz Lab Band concert|
|May 2 – 6||7pm||John Anthony Theatre||Dances at 7|
|May 4||7pm||The Art Gallery||Solo Guitar concert|
* Exhibitions at The Art Gallery (Plano Campus, A175) are free and open to all.
Monday–Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Your career in graphic design starts in Collin College's Communication Design department, where you will learn traditional graphic design and art direction concepts that can be molded to meet your career needs. You will learn graphic design for print and/or web work, with an emphasis on strong concept development and production techniques, while exploring areas including website development, animation and interactive media. Click here for the Communication Design Department website.
Bring your talent for music to Collin College, where our instructors can help you hone your craft as you study in the field of your choice. Like jazz? How about classical? Are you an instrumentalist? Strictly a vocalist? Collin College has a place for you. The Music field of study (FOS) provides approved courses for music majors who intend to transfer to a college or university and further their musical studies. Collin College’s Commercial Music program provides career training in performance, audio engineering, sound reinforcement, electronic music, composition and songwriting. Click here for the Music Department website.
Theatre coursework introduces students to the aesthetic and analytical elements of theatrical productions. It offers a full curriculum of theatre study including work in beginning and advanced acting, musical theatre, voice and diction, stagecraft and design, costume design and stage makeup, theatre history, as well as courses in stage management, acting for the camera, improvisation, movement and mask work. Click here for the Theatre Department website.
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.