The Visual and Performing Arts Division at Orange Coast College offers expert instruction for the serious art student, while simultaneously providing for students who just want to enhance their artistic abilities. With courses ranging from ballet to figure drawing to photography, students are bound to discover their own means of creative self-expression.
This state-of-the-art facility houses the Visual Arts Departments including Art, Digital Media Arts & Design, Film / Video and Photography. The Art Center also houses the Visual and Performing Arts Division Offices and includes a gallery for students called the Student Project Space.
Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion
OCC’s new galleries are state-of-the-art, and rank among the finest in the nation. Our security, lighting and digital sound systems meet National Museum Standards for operation and security. The lights in the Doyle Arts Pavilion can be set in 2,700 different configurations. We have eight large north-facing skylights in the Pavilion that provide us with exceptional lighting all day long. The Arts Pavilion consists of a Main Art Gallery, and the Young Artists Gallery.
Robert B. Moore Theatre
Our largest performing space is the Robert B. Moore Theatre. This beautiful, recently renovated theatre was designed by the world famous architect, Richard Neutra. It is a 916 seat theatre capable of full scale Broadway type shows, dance concerts, and symphony orchestras. It is here the Theatre Department performs special productions, such as a yearly Shakespeare performance, sellout children's theatre productions and summer musicals.