spoken word artist McTate StromanYou’ll find a wide range of arts, cultural activities and outlets for creative expression at De Anza.

  • You can take classes, earn a degree or prepare for a career in the visual arts, music or other performing arts.
  • Catch a performance or an exhibition at one of our campus venues.
  • Or simply enjoy the many striking works of outdoor art that are scattered around our campus.

Watch this video about acclaimed muralist and De Anza alum Sam Rodriguez and the creation of a special commemorative mural titled "Justice, Equity, Peace" for the college's 50th anniversary.

Classes and Degree Programs

De Anza offers extensive classes and degree programs in the creative arts. Visit the Creative Arts Division webpages to learn more about classes and programs in

Exhibit and Performance Space

front of Euphrat buildingThe Euphrat Museum of Art: An exhibition space and more, the Euphrat is a place to enjoy visual works by students and community artists, curated around thought-provoking themes. The Euphrat also hosts monthly open-mic poetry nights and provides art education in local schools.

front of le Petit Trianon buildingCalifornia History Center: Located in a reconstructed national landmark building, the California History Center includes classrooms, the Stocklmeir Library of historic materials and a space for art exhibitions and other activities tied to the history and culture of California.

VPAC stageVisual and Performing Arts Center: Performances and lectures are
held frequently in this 400-seat showcase theater. Located adjacent to the Euphrat Museum, the VPAC offers both an intimate atmosphere and a state-of-the-art sound and projection system.

Campus Video Tour: 
VPAC and Euphrat Museum

Campus Spotlight:
Visual & Performing Arts Center

Campus Spotlight: 
Euphrat Museum of Art

Campus Art

Don't forget to keep an eye out for many striking works of art – including murals, sculptures and fountains – in various spots around campus. Download the campus art map and take a stroll.

students standing in front of mural

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