Message from the Dean

Dr. Jennifer Vega La Serna

Welcome to the Fine Arts Division at the College of the Sequoias! The Fine Arts Division encompasses five outstanding departments: Music, Drama, Communication, Art and Photography. The 12 fulltime faculty and 65 adjunct faculty come with a range of expertise on the national and international level. Our faculty has presented at local and national conferences and has led student voyages from Nevada to Greece . Fine Arts graduates transition to four-year colleges across the state and nation and are extremely competitive students.

The Music department provides training in vocal and instrumental areas and hosts several programs throughout the year in our own COS theater and across the state. The Backstage Cabaret, Jazz Concert and Holiday Chorus are among the audience favorites.The Drama department presents over 3 full productions each year, including the spring musical. In 2008, fans were delighted with Sweeney Todd followed by The Producers in 2009. The 396 seat theater is under construction as we remodel the interior to provide outstanding comfort for our patrons!

The Art Gallery featured outstanding artists this year in ceramics, photography, and mixed media. The Gallery also hosts an annual student show. The Art Department is extremely active in national shows including Frogmans and the Southern Graphics Council. The Department provides courses in 2D and 3D art, computer graphics, photography, art history and art appreciation.

The Communication department offers a 12 unit communication certificate that is recognized by local employers and an AA degree. Courses are available in interpersonal communication, argumentation and debate, organizational communication and public speaking for business.

The Fine Arts Division is actively involved in the Visalia community, providing venues for theater, music and art. It is an exciting time to become involved in the COS Fine Arts Division. Feel free to contact my office to find out more about this outstanding division and our upcoming events.



Jennifer Vega La Serna, Ph.D.

Dean, Arts and Letters

Division Office: 559-730-3754

Deans Office: 559-737-6267

Last Updated: 9/27/2011 11:01 AM