Prepare for a future in the arts
The primary mission of the Performing and Visual Arts Department is to educate and train future majors in the disciplines of music, theatre, studio art and dance.
Our secondary mission is to enrich the lives of the local community — including students who take our classes as non-majors and community members who attend our concerts, recitals, art shows and theatrical presentations.
The Eastern Florida State College Performing and Visual Arts Department offers courses on both the Cocoa Campus, where the department is headquartered, and at the Melbourne campus where the Liberal Arts Department coordinates art and dance courses. We encompass the following disciplines.
Be sure to explore each concentration's web pages and also check out the information on department scholarships on this page. Your interest in the arts could help fund your education.
Our home performance venue is the beautiful Bernard Simpkins Fine Arts Center on the Cocoa Campus, which features two theaters, numerous large and small practice rooms and a state-of-the-art electronic keyboard lab. Students also have numerous opportunities to perform or display their creative pursuits throughout the community.
EFSC provides generous scholarships to qualified students. For more information, please contact:
Dr. ChanJi Kim, Department Chair
Music Theory, Digital/Electronic Music & Composition
Robert Lamb, Choral Concentration
James Bishop, Instrumental Music
Jeanine Henry, Theatre
Lance Henderson, Visual Arts