Media, Arts & Cultural Organizations

Media, Arts & Cultural Organizations

The Department of Theatre and Dance presents an extensive, open-to-the-public production program which includes a children's musical, a dance concert, a joint production with the Africana Studies Department, and numerous other plays and musicals. Auditions for these productions are open to students enrolled for a minimum of credits at the College, and all interested students are encouraged to audition. Audition notices are posted on the Call Board in the Theatre (Building W).

The Music Department invites students to participate in various performance groups. The following are open to all students without audition: Orchestra, Concert Band, Chorus, and Jazz Ensemble. Other music ensembles are open to students by audition: Vocal Ensemble Chamber Choir), and Chamber Ensemble. Two additional groups are limited to students in the music degree program: Percussion Ensemble and Classical Guitar Ensemble. Community members and interested high school students may join some of our performing groups. For more information, call the Department at 516.572.7446. 

The Creative Writing Project of the English Department sponsors a wide range of activities for student writers. These include the projects of the Creative Writing Club, which produces the annual student literary magazine and holds regular meetings, public readings by students and distinguished visiting writers, group or individual use of a student publication center and resource room housing computer facilities and materials, such as recordings and magazines, and publication of an annual newsletter high-lighting campus literary events and creative work by students. In addition, the Writing Workshop of the English Department hosts ESL group meetings in which topics of current interest are informally discussed by native and non-native speakers of English. These groups are sponsored jointly by the Reading, Communications, and English Departments.

College Radio Station, WHPC 90.3 FM
WHPC, “The Voice of Nassau Community College,” is on the air 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. WHPC was named 2021 winner of the “Abraham and Borst Best College Radio Station” and “Best Community College Radio Station” awards from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System, and was a finalist for the 2019 “Best College Station” Marconi Award from the National Association of Broadcasters. 

Over 75 students and 60 community volunteers contribute to the shows that are broadcast, which provide more than 60 different types of programming, from rock-and-roll, to country, to today’s top-40 and even polka! Local news, public-interest interviews with authors and experts as well as NCC live sports and more are what makes WHPC a winner of awards . WHPC maintains two recording studios and two editing studios and uses the latest digital state-of-the-art equipment, which can be found in many commercial radio stations.

WHPC is a 500-watt non-commercial, non-profit radio station, serving Nassau County, Eastern Queens, and Western Suffolk County communities, licensed to Garden City, NY. WHPC can also be heard world-wide online at, and on the Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers (just say “Play WHPC!”), as well as the iHeartRadio and Tune-In apps. The station provides professional broadcast training to qualified Nassau Community College students, as well as members of the community.
Students in good academic standing can apply by email at or by stopping by the station during normal business hours (M-F 9am-4pm). Students do NOT need to be majoring in Communications to apply–all majors are encouraged and welcome. Thanks for listening!

The Art Department provides a number of cultural activities to students, the College community and the public. The Art, Photography and Computer Graphics Clubs invite guest artists to speak on campus and take field trips to galleries and museums. Other Department activities include Firehouse Gallery exhibitions by nationally and internationally known artists and craftsmen all of which are open to the public. The Firehouse Gallery also sponsors annual faculty and student shows as well as open competitions. The work of both students and gallery artists is regularly featured in the display cases in Building G as well as the College Center Building. In addition, the Art Forum lecture series sponsors demonstrations, lectures, films and visiting artists throughout the academic year.

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