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Fine Arts and Communication

  • Painting
  • 2D and 3D Design
  • 2D Painting
  • 3D Sculpture
  • Art History
  • Ceramics
  • Jewelry
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Painting

Fine Arts - Free Expression for a Free Society

The Fine Arts & Communication Department offers many opportunities for personal expression. With the skills, attitudes and knowledge gained in our classes, you are on your way to becoming a musician, actor, painter, art historian, sculptor, potter, jeweler, teacher, newswriter, or any of the many professions that rely on creativity and discipline. At Central Oregon Community College, you have choices of over 50 different fine arts courses to meet your needs and a variety of Speech Communication and Journalism courses. Whether you want to major in visual arts, music, speech communication or simply want to take classes, we have what you need.

2019-20 Pence Gallery Schedule

Upcoming Events



The Fine Arts and Communication Department is located in Pence Hall.

Department Chairperson: 
Michael Gesme
Office: Pence Hall 112 

Department Administrative Assistant:
Colette Hansen 
Office: Pence 221
Fax: 541-317-3060