Imagine ~ Create ~ Inspire


Artistic ExpressionBuild practical skills to both communicate and inspire. Expand creative talents and hone an appreciation for beauty. 

The Artistic Expression Village includes programs that offer degrees or certificates from De Anza, and programs that offer courses you may be able to apply toward a four-year degree if you transfer. 

smiling young woman in mustard sweater in front of fountain 

Does This Describe You?

If you agree with some or all of these statements, the Artistic Expression Village might be right for you!

  • I am interested in art and creative expression.
  • I like to create new things or ideas.
  • Self-expression is important to me.
  • I'm not afraid to take risks and step outside my comfort zone.
  • I work well in unstructured situations.
  • I enjoy being around imaginative individuals.
  • I enjoy and appreciate cultural expression.
  • I am independent, original or innovative.

Check Out Your Village Center and Canvas Site

The Artistic Expression Village Center is in Room L 21, in the L2 building. (See the Village Centers map.) It's a place on campus where you'll find a community of students, faculty and staff members who share your interests, along with services and resources that are relevant to your major. You'll also find:

  • Wi-Fi and charging outlets
  • Instructors holding office hours
  • Counselors offering drop-in consultations
  • Work space for individuals and small groups
  • Events and activities
  • ... and more!

Village Center Hours

We'll be open Monday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. this fall.

Village Canvas Site

Each of the Villages also has its own Canvas site, where you'll find announcements, resources and other useful information

  • Once you're logged in, look for an invitation to join your Village Canvas site.
  • If you don't see an invitation in Canvas, use the online "Join Your Village" form to make sure we have your information. 

Explore!

Explore the programs in your Village. Click each link to visit department websites and learn about courses, degrees and certificates. Check the program maps showing which courses to take each quarter to reach your goal.

Explore Academic Programs


Find Support!

Each Village has a Success Team of designated counselors and experts who can help you with services and resources that are relevant to your major and goals – so you can succeed! Check the list of contacts for your Village. 

Find Resources and Support


Get Involved!

The Artistic Expression village is a supportive community of students, faculty and staff members with similar interests. Each village offers events, career panels and fun activities keyed to your major and related subjects. 

Get Involved In Your Village



Explore Academic Programs!

Click these links to visit the department or program website, where you'll find information about courses, instructors and the requirements for earning a degree or certificate.

You can also check the degree and transfer maps for different programs. These maps will show you which courses to take, quarter by quarter, so you can work efficiently to reach your goal – whether it’s earning a degree or certificate, or transferring to a university in your major. You'll find these posted on the list of all academic programs: Click the name of the subject or program and then click to view the "Degree Map" or "Transfer Map" for the subject you're interested in.

Check degree and transfer maps



Find Support – With Your Village Success Team!

The Artistic Expression Village Success Team is a group of counselors, advisers and other experts who are ready to help you.

First: Click the Red Box and Check for Your Program

  • Some programs and Learning Communities have designated counselors. Click to open the red box and check to see if your program or community is listed, then follow the links to get their contact information.
  • If you're not in one of these programs, your Success Team includes the Outreach or General Counseling Center counselors listed below.
 

Program + Learning Community Counselors

Here is a list of programs and Learning Communities with contact information for the designated counselors for the Artistic Expression Village.


Athletics


Career Training


De Anza College Promise


Disability Support Services

  • Leeann Emanuel, Kevin Glapion, Esther Halwani, Bianca Melendez or Anita Vazifdar – counselors

English Performance Success 


EOPS: Extended Opportunities Programs and Services


FLOW


Foster Youth: Guardian Scholars or NextUP


FYE: First Year Experience


Humanities Mellon Scholars


IMPACT AAPI


International Student Programs


LEAD: Latinx Empowerment at De Anza


MPS: Math Performance Success


Men of Color Community


Pride Center


Puente Project


Retention (Academic Probation)


Rising Scholars


Transfer Center


Umoja Community


Veteran Services


Outreach Counselors (New Students)

If you're not in a program with its own counselor, and you're a new student in your first or second quarter at De Anza, you can see one of these counselors for the Artistic Expression Village:

  • Choose one of these counselors: Ashley Flores, Norma Guido Flores, Anna Nguyen or Chai Schweikert


General Counseling Center

If you're not in a program with its own counselor, and you're a continuing student who has completed at least two quarters, you can see one of these counselors for the Artistic Expression Village:



Get Involved!

  • Each village offers workshops, events and other activities that are keyed to your major and related subjects. 
  • You can find more details about upcoming events on your Village Canvas site.

February

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Foreign Film Cinema

Foreign Film Cinema: A Weekly Subtitled Movie Viewing Every Thursday afternoon, the Language & Communication Village will screen a fore…
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Art Studies

Art Studies! A Weekly Art Skills Practice Session! Interested in art? Join other students for weekly practice in the Artistic Expression Vi…
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Quiz Quest: Discover Your …

Quiz Quest: Embark on Online Adventures to Discover Your True Self! The Social Sciences and Humanities Village presents QuizQuest, a weekly event whe…
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Tuesday Tea Time

Join us for chill music, delicious tea, and good vibes! Relax, de-stress, and meet new people. Hot water and a variety of tea bags provided! Tuesdays,…
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Foreign Film Cinema

Foreign Film Cinema: A Weekly Subtitled Movie Viewing Every Thursday afternoon, the Language & Communication Village will screen a fore…
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

What Is a GIS (Geographic …

What Is a GIS (Geographic Information System)? Have you ever used the navigation system in a car? Then you have used a geographic information system …
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Data Science Demystified

DATA SCIENCE DEMYSTIFIED: AN OVERVIEW OF DS/ML/AI CONCEPTS, TECHNIQUES, AND APPLICATIONS. WITH VADIM VON BRZESKI DIRECTOR, CUSTOMER SCIENCE, EBAY. T…
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Village Centers Anniversar…

The Village Centers opened on Valentine's Day in 2023. This year, you're invited to the daylong anniversary celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 13, with free…
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Art Studies

Art Studies! A Weekly Art Skills Practice Session! Interested in art? Join other students for weekly practice in the Artistic Expression Vi…
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Quiz Quest: Discover Your …

Quiz Quest: Embark on Online Adventures to Discover Your True Self! The Social Sciences and Humanities Village presents QuizQuest, a weekly event whe…
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Tuesday Tea Time

Join us for chill music, delicious tea, and good vibes! Relax, de-stress, and meet new people. Hot water and a variety of tea bags provided! Tuesdays,…
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Test Your Coding Knowledge…

Test Your Coding Knowledge! The Physical Sciences and Technology Village is holding a weekly programming event! Tackle fun coding challenges. Mee…
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Foreign Film Cinema

Foreign Film Cinema: A Weekly Subtitled Movie Viewing Every Thursday afternoon, the Language & Communication Village will screen a fore…
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Web Development & Startup …

Web Development and Startup Meetup Join other students for a weekly informal discussion of startups and web development! Connect with other students, …
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Art Studies

Art Studies! A Weekly Art Skills Practice Session! Interested in art? Join other students for weekly practice in the Artistic Expression Vi…
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Quiz Quest: Discover Your …

Quiz Quest: Embark on Online Adventures to Discover Your True Self! The Social Sciences and Humanities Village presents QuizQuest, a weekly event whe…
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Tuesday Tea Time

Join us for chill music, delicious tea, and good vibes! Relax, de-stress, and meet new people. Hot water and a variety of tea bags provided! Tuesdays,…
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Test Your Coding Knowledge…

Test Your Coding Knowledge! The Physical Sciences and Technology Village is holding a weekly programming event! Tackle fun coding challenges. Mee…
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Foreign Film Cinema

Foreign Film Cinema: A Weekly Subtitled Movie Viewing Every Thursday afternoon, the Language & Communication Village will screen a fore…
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Web Development & Startup …

Web Development and Startup Meetup Join other students for a weekly informal discussion of startups and web development! Connect with other students, …
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

AI Exploration for Beginne…

AI Unveiled: AI Exploration for Beginners with Ali Saeidi This workshop is led by a Senior AI Engineer who will introduce the fundamentals of neural…
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Art Studies

Art Studies! A Weekly Art Skills Practice Session! Interested in art? Join other students for weekly practice in the Artistic Expression Vi…
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Quiz Quest: Discover Your …

Quiz Quest: Embark on Online Adventures to Discover Your True Self! The Social Sciences and Humanities Village presents QuizQuest, a weekly event whe…
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Tuesday Tea Time

Join us for chill music, delicious tea, and good vibes! Relax, de-stress, and meet new people. Hot water and a variety of tea bags provided! Tuesdays,…
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Test Your Coding Knowledge…

Test Your Coding Knowledge! The Physical Sciences and Technology Village is holding a weekly programming event! Tackle fun coding challenges. Mee…
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Foreign Film Cinema

Foreign Film Cinema: A Weekly Subtitled Movie Viewing Every Thursday afternoon, the Language & Communication Village will screen a fore…
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

SSH Village Presents..."Wh…

Why Major in ______?(Philosophy, Economics, Administration of Justice) Instructors Rich Booher, Ravjeet Singh, and Ramona Gabriel will share what mak…
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Web Development & Startup …

Web Development and Startup Meetup Join other students for a weekly informal discussion of startups and web development! Connect with other students, …
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm


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