Must See Student Work


You want Student Learning Outcomes?   West Valley College students Anthony Clark (Music major) and Bryce Allen Youtsey (Film/Theater major) collaborated on this extraordinary student-produced music video.  Youtsey credited instructor William Clay’s Theater 09 (Film/Video Production) course for helping him develop the sophisticated camera skills apparent in the video. Singer, songwriter and producer Clark acknowledged the breadth and [...]

Sweet Charity, Save The Date


Gala Benefit, April 20th. 6 o’clock.  WVC Theater. Wine & cheese, live jazz, good company and Sweet Charity.                       (For highlights from last year’s gala event click here.) Sweet Charity is a musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. It was directed and choreographed [...]

Recepción de la Facultad


Kimberley Cook An Imaginary Voyage ceramic, 2012 President Davis:  You see, the wagon is a metaphor for the childhood angst we truck around as adults.  Jason: Um, I think it’s just a wagon.  Student:  What are the old guys talking about? Sylvia Rios Taking Froggie for a Ride low fired ceramic, 2013 Lou:  How many administrators does [...]

Suzanne Vega, Studio Workshop


The WVC Commercial Music program, in conjunction with Montalvo Arts Center hosted a studio workshop featuring thrice Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and recording artist Suzanne Vega. Vega discussed a variety of topics including the creative process, artistic collaboration, technology, the music business, entrepreneurship and entertainment law. Several students presented examples of their own work and received feedback, [...]

Why Gaskin Was Good


Ed.D administration types seem to really enjoy making proclamations of support for formal arts education.  This is doubly so in affluent, cosmopolitan areas.  Beyond the public affirmations though, most bureaucrats have a poor understanding of the value a high-caliber arts education affords. Gaskin, as a college administrator was unique in this regard.  She saw beyond [...]