Division of Fine Arts and Media Technology


We are privileged to announce that the Dance Department has officially joined the Division of Fine Arts and Media Technology!

Some of you may not know, because they've been performing in Fine Arts venues for years, but before now, Dance was actually a part of the Division of Kinesiology and Athletics. We are so excited to welcome them into the fold alongside their fellow artists in the departments of Art, Art History, Cinema/TV/Radio, Communication Studies, Music, Photography, and Theatre Arts.

It's official! We're finally one, big Saddleback Arts family.

Take a moment to celebrate with us and check out this New Video featuring our brilliant Dance instructors, who absolutely cannot wait to begin teaching you at home this fall. Then, visit the Dance Department Webpage to learn more about upcoming classes and performances.


Safer at Home News

CAMPUS ACCESS RESTRICTIONS "Safer at home" is in effect. Saddleback College is physically closed to student and public access. In addition, the majority of employees are currently working remotely from home and all classes are now being taught online. For updates about COVID-19 and its impact at Saddleback College, visit Health and Safety Updates.

Although we're working from home, students are still our number one priority! We are available to assist you via email and telephone as well as in Zoom meetings during our scheduled hours.  

As always, you may continue to communicate with our division staff by emailing us at scfinearts@saddleback.edu.
You may also call (949) 582-4747 to speak to one of our division assistants. If you reach our voice mailbox, please leave a detailed message and we'll promptly return your call.  
Miss seeing our friendly faces? If so, we'll gladly schedule a meeting to interface with you one-on-one in a Zoom meeting. All you have to do is request a meeting via email.
A complete list of individual emails for our division and support staff as well as full-time faculty members is posted on the Division Directory page. 
Receive announcements about our upcoming 2020-2021 FAMT season by following us on Instagram at saddleback_arts and Facebook at Saddleback College Fine Arts. Also, visit our All Arts Event page to read about our special summer events. 
To clear a prerequisite code, visit Matriculation's Clearing Prerequisites page and complete the online Prerequisite Evaluation Request Form.
Lastly, continue following the advice of our healthcare professionals by practicing social distancing, covering your cough and washing your hands often to minimize the spread of COVID-19.


Still finding creative ways to uplift, express, influence, inspire, innovate, captivate, create and illuminate through the arts.

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.