The YVCC Department of Visual Arts (DoVA) regards Art as an essential product of culture. Faculty are sensitive to the plurality of ideas and approaches inherent to its creation and strive to foster a critical awareness of process, content, and history. Instruction is intended to cultivate fundamental skills while stressing the relevance and function of art in regards to culture and the human experience.
Students are exposed to the vocabulary and craft of art through the department's various classes. Stress is given to the development of technical skills, the communication of concepts, and expression of ideas within traditional and contemporary issues, techniques, and technologies.
The faculty in the Department of Visual Arts are committed to developing the skills and talents of the students in their classes, and to place art within the social arena of the community. All full and part-time faculty are practicing, producing, and exhibiting artists.