Division of Fine Arts and Media Technology


COVID-19 Update

In compliance with state regulations, the South Orange County Community College District has placed Saddleback College on a hard close due to COVID-19 until further notice. As a result, nearly all classes are now being taught fully online and all employees are currently working remotely from home to help ensure the success of our students.

For specific information about your classes, please contact your instructors by email or through Canvas.

If you need assistance from the division staff, please email us at scfinearts@saddleback.edu - We are here for you!  A complete list of individual emails for our full-time faculty members and division staff is posted on the Division Directory page. 

To receive announcements about our upcoming 2020 - 2021 Fine Arts and Media Technology season, please follow us on Instagram at saddleback_arts or on Facebook at Saddleback College Fine Arts. Also, visit our All Arts Events page for details about current events.

If you need a prerequisite code cleared, please visit the Matriculation Clearing Prerequisites page to complete the Prerequisite Evaluation Request online.

Lastly, continue to follow the advice of our healthcare professionals and shelter-in-place, practice social distancing, cover your cough, and wash your hands often in order to minimize the spread of COVID-19.


The Fine Arts and Media Technology program at Saddleback College is the place where the right brain gets to exercise and no constraints are placed on the imagination. As one of the largest and most cutting-edge programs nationwide, Saddleback College prepares graduates for careers in every aspect of the visual and performing arts. Along with Art, Cinema-Television-Radio, Music, Photography, Speech, and Theatre, we also offer an Entertainment and Theatre Technology certificate program. The certificate program provides students with career preparation for entry-level positions in the professional entertainment industry. Instruction is also designed to prepare students for transfer to four-year schools, as well as for employment in a specialized field upon graduation. State-of-the-art studio facilities (including a dark room, an electronic piano lab, Pro Tools HD recording studio and soundproof practice rooms), as well as extensive innovative projects, put learning into practice in the community making Saddleback College a positive choice.


Saddleback College Arts Fall and Spring 2019

Our 400-seat McKinney Theatre provides a performance space featuring recently upgraded state-of-the-industry lighting and sound technology allowing production students hands-on experience with the same quality equipment used in the workforce. For more information visit our website at www.saddleback.edu/arts or call 949-582-4766.

We are also excited to announce that with the recent rededication of the Saddleback College Library and Learning Resource Center, we in the Division of Fine Arts and Media Technology are celebrating the future of media convergence, which will be taking place on the first floor. Soon, the radio station, TV station, photography studio and forensics (speech and debate) lab and a journalism lab will all be on the first floor enabling students to use their creativity and talents to work in all types of media. Additionally, the new computer lab will facilitate computer classes in photography and music.