About VAPA | Visual, Applied & Performing Arts Division

The Visual, Applied and Performing Arts division of Cabrillo College has an outstanding program in all arts with acclaimed faculty. AA degrees are offered in music, theatre, dance, 2-d and 3-d art, art history, digital media and photography. Please visit the division homepage or these programs' websites for more information: Art History, Art Studio, Art Photography, Dance, Digital Media, Music, and Theatre Arts.

Division Dean John Graulty welcomes students, faculty and the community to subscribe to his periodic e-newsletter, Dean's Dish, which is packed full of VAPA Division news and important information. You can subscribe by sending an email to VAPADeansDish-on@cabrillo.edu

Some of VAPA’s professional affiliations are listed below:


The CabrilloArts Summer Workshop brings together students, faculty and artists in an aesthetically rich climate to investigate theories and techniques in a variety of contemporary arts with presenters who are celebrated in their fields.


One of the largest college galleries in the Monterey Bay Area, hosting eight exhibitions annually, the Cabrillo Gallery is recognized throughout the state as one of the finest Community College exhibition spaces.


Toward the end of each semester, in May and November, the popular Cabrillo Jazz Series comes to life for a week of toe-tapping jazz ensembles, combos, big band and jazz singers. Check event listings for more information and special guest artists.


Regarded as the "must see event of the summer" for over 30 years, Cabrillo Stage is now a year-round company presenting full-scale Broadway musicals to the greater Monterey Bay Area. Stage is noted for innovative sets, beautiful costumes, an outstanding pit orchestra and talented, professional performers. Jon Nordgren, Producing Artistic Director.


The Cabrillo Symphonic Chorus is a select vocal chorus of approximately 120 singers under the direction of Cheryl Anderson of Cabrillo College. The Symphonic Chorus has toured throughout the finest concert halls in the United States and Europe and enjoys a stellar reputation.


Cantiamo! is one of the premier choral groups performing in Central California. Under the direction of Cheryl Anderson, this highly select ensemble performs music from the full repertoire of a cappella and accompanied works of the past six centuries.