HCC's Visual & Performing Arts Programs are designed to foster excellence in creative expression. Whether serving the student planning to transfer to a college or the student exploring new avenues of imagination, the  purpose is the same: To place technique and discipline at the service of creative vision.

Visual & Performing Arts Programs

Art

Explore your interests in printmaking, design and other disciplines with trained professional artists as your professors. Read more »

Dance

Acquire the technique, discipline and experience needed to develop your creative potential in dance. Read more »

Drama

Discover your creative potential as you take part in on-stage performances and on-screen productions. Read more »

Music

Explore your creative side as you learn to read and play music. Read more »

SE ART - Sunrise, Sunset | The Center for Imaginative Cartography and Research

Feb 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM, at Eastside Wedge Space

Sunrise Sunset is an exhibition of new work by The Center for Imaginative Cartography & Research. On display are textiles, drawings, and sculptures depicting portals and wayfinders into imagined, liminal spaces. These spaces, simplified and abstract, offer quarter to a diverse range of aesthetic and conceptual influence.

CE Art Open Call Drawing Exhibition

Feb 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM, at Central Fine Arts Center Art Gallery

Open Call Drawing Exhibition

SW ART - Faculty Exhibition 2017

Mar 7, 2017 at 9:00 AM, at West Loop Art Gallery

Exhibition featuring the artwork of current teaching artists at HCC-Southwest. The exhibit includes multiple mediums including Ceramics, metals, oil and acrylic paintings, drawings, digital prints and mixed media works on a variety of surfaces.

NE Art - Caroline Roberts and Michael Toskovich Exhibition

Mar 8, 2017 at 9:00 AM, at Northline Campus Art Gallery

Caroline Roberts and Michael Toskovich will exhibit their artwork at the Northline Gallery.

NW ART - Studio Arts Level 1 Juried Student Art Exhibition

Apr 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM, at Spring Branch Art Gallery

Juried art exhibition of Northwest Studio Arts students enrolled in their first section of a given art medium course of Design, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, or Digital Art.

NW Music - New Music for String Quartet

Apr 8, 2017 at 4:00 PM, at Spring Branch PAC Theatre One

New Music for String Quartet is a concert of original music for String Quartet composed by HCCS faculty members Joe LoCascio, Ron Ochoa, and Joel Love. The program will feature a quartet led by cellist Olive Chen.

SE ART - Jorge Galvan & John Pluecker Exhibition

Apr 10, 2017 at 9:00 AM, at Eastside Wedge Space

SE Art presents the Jorge Galvan and John PLuecker Art Exhibition

NE Art - Student Art Show

Apr 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM, at Northline Campus Art Gallery

The Northline Gallery will show art from students in Painting, Drawing, Two Dimensional Design and Three Dimensional Design.

SE ART - Spring Student Exhibition

Apr 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM, at Eastside Learning Hub Art Gallery

SE ART - Spring Student Exhibition

SW ART - Spring Juried Student Exhibition Reception

Apr 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM, at Stafford Fine Arts Center Art Gallery

SW ART - Spring Juried Student Exhibition Reception and Awards Ceremony

CE MUSIC - Faculty Recital

Apr 5, 2017 at 10:00 AM, at Heinen Theatre

Music faculty members from the Visual and Performing Arts Center of Excellence will perform musical selections for students and the general public. Songs include a duet from Hamilton the Musical featuring HCC music student Jubril Sanyaolu and Dr. Andrew Briggs and Susan Hines, and new piano faculty member Sarah Bouse.

SW ART - Spring Juried Student Exhibition

Apr 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM, at Stafford Fine Arts Center Art Gallery

Exhibition features the artwork of HCC art studio students at West Loop and Stafford locations. Juried for awards in 11 categories: Drawing, Painting (Acrylic and Watercolor), 2-D design, 3-D design, Ceramics, Printmaking, Life Drawing, Metalsmithing, Digital Art and Photography.

CE MUSIC - HCC Central Guitar Ensemble

Apr 20, 2017 at 7:30 PM, at Theatre One Mers Stage

This recital features the new HCC Central Guitar Ensemble as well as other students in the guitar studio. The program will include ensemble pieces by French composer Erik Marchellie and selections from the Guitar Curriculum. The students will also perform solo pieces they have worked on this semester as well including works by Carcassi, Sor, Coste, and York.

CE Art - Spring Student Show

Apr 22, 2017 at 9:00 AM, at Central Fine Arts Center Art Gallery

Central Art Spring Student Show

SW Music Faculty Recital

Apr 25, 2017 at 7:30 PM, at Stafford Fine Arts Center Recital Hall

SW music presents a Music Faculty concert.

CE Art Spring Student Show Reception

Apr 25, 2017 at 5:30 PM, at Central Fine Arts Center Art Gallery

Central Art Students Spring Show Opening Reception & Award Ceremony

CE MUSIC - Student Recital

Apr 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM, at Theatre One Mers Stage

Recital showcasing the students of the Central Campus Music Program.

SW Music Kenari Quartet Residency: Reading of Student Works

Apr 27, 2017 at 2:30 PM, at Stafford Fine Arts Center Recital Hall

The Kenari Quartet comes to the USA and will give a reading of student works. Open to the public.

SW Music Kenari Quartet Saxophone and Quartet Concert

Apr 27, 2017 at 7:30 PM, at Stafford Fine Arts Center Recital Hall

The Kenari Quartet, winner of the Silver medal in the Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition and winner of the winds division for the prestigious M-Prize, will give a recital of saxophone quartet literature.

SW ART - “The Struggle to Evolve Before the End of Time”

Apr 27, 2017 at 9:00 AM, at West Loop Art Gallery

Exhibition features the digital photo collages of Daryl Thetford. The featured artwork depicts man’s struggle, pain and search for resolution. According to Thetford, man’s search is akin to poetry with bits and pieces woven together to create moments of wonder, insight, resolution and pain.

SW ART - “The Struggle to Evolve Before the End of Time” Reception

Apr 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM, at West Loop Art Gallery

SW ART - “The Struggle to Evolve Before the End of Time” Reception

SW Drama The Servant of Two Masters

Apr 26, 0207 at 8:00 PM, at Stafford Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre

The play is a modern adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's comedy of the same name (The Servant of Two Masters) and will be performed in the Comedia' dell'arte tradition. It concerns a band of eighteenth-century traveling players arriving in a small Italian village to put on a show.This performance may contain sensitive language and/or subject matter.

NW Music - Monday Night Big Band Concert

May 1, 2017 at 7:30 PM, at Spring Branch PAC Theatre One

Concert highlighting the work of the NW Music Monday Night Big Band.

CE Music - Honors Recital

May 2, 2017 at 7:30 PM, at Heinen Theatre

Recital showcasing advanced students of the Central Campus Music Program selected by the faculty.

SW Music - Southwest Choir and Southwest Singers Concert

May 4, 2017 at 7:00 PM, at Stafford Fine Arts Center Recital Hall

SW Music presentation of the Southwest Choir and Southwest Singers.

SW Music Loren Shen Concert

May 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM, at Stafford Fine Arts Center Recital Hall

SW Music presents a concert by Loren Shen.

NW Dance All Things Dance

May 5, 2017 at 7:00 PM, at Spring Branch PAC Theatre One

Dance recital showcasing the NW Dance students/

NE DRAMA - Gimme Five Showcase

May 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM, at Black Box Theatre

The Gimme Five Showcase presents the winning plays of student playwriting contest. The 8th Annual Gimme Five Playwriting Contest is open to all HCC students. Students can submit 5-minute/2-character plays to the contest and the winning plays will be selected by produced playwrights from the Houston area. The Gimme Five Showcase features a staged production of each winning play.

NW Music Spring Choir Concert

May 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM, at Spring Branch PAC Theatre One

NW Music Spring Choir concert highlighting the work of the NW Choir students.

NW Music - Jazz Ensemble Concert

May 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM, at Spring Branch PAC Theatre One

NW Music concert highlighting the work of the Monday Night Jazz Ensemble.

SW Music Class Voice Recital

May 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM, at Stafford Fine Arts Center Recital Hall

A recital of music given by students of Dr. Kathleen Ruhleder