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


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


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


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


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

HCC Central Art Gallery presents 50 States: Colorado

Jan 17, 2017 at 12:00 AM, at HCC Central Art Gallery

Artists respond to the lost stories of LGBTQ America in an exhibit, 50 States: Colorado, in the Central Art Gallery, January 17 through February 21. Meet the artists who created a six channel immersive video installation at a reception on February 1 and a gallery talk on February 14.

The 2017 G.C.I.C. Faculty Exhibition

Feb 3, 2017 at 2:00 PM, at Stafford Fine Arts Center Art Gallery

Houston Community College COE Visual & Performing Arts - Art Department is pleased to present 2017 G.C.I.C. Faculty Exhibition. The exhibition will open February 3 and continue through February 24 at noon. There will be a closing reception Friday, February 24 from 2-4 p.m.

Northeast College Art Gallery: Black History Month Exhibition

Feb 8, 2017 at 8:00 AM, at Northeast College, Northline Art Gallery

This show will feature the work of Reginald Adams.

Akwaaba Dance and Drum Festival 2017

Feb 23, 2017 at 6:00 PM, at Spring Branch Campus

In celebration of Black History Month, the Center of Excellence for Visual and Performing Arts Department of Dance at Houston Community College – Northwest is hosting our annual “Akwaaba Dance and Drum Festival” to take place February 23 – 25, 2017, at the Spring Branch campus located at the northeast corner of I-10 and Beltway 8.

2017 G.C.I.C. Faculty Exhibition Closing Reception

Feb 24, 2017 at 2:00 PM, at Stafford Campus Fine Arts Center Art Gallery

The Gulf Coast Intercollegiate Consortium (G.C.I.C.) is a partnership among the music and visual art departments of the 16 community colleges in the greater Houston area. This exhibit will feature the artwork of the visual art faculty from the college partners.

The Four of Us

Mar 8, 2017 at 8:00 PM, at Codwell Hall, Black Box Theatre

"The Four of Us" by Itamar Moses is a dark comedy that focuses on the relationship between David and Benjamin, two aspiring writers, and how their relationship changes over the course of 10 years, multiple girlfriends, and varying levels of success.