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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. It is an award-winning radio station, having won three awards at the 2018 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System convention! WHPC maintains two recording studios and two editing studios in the “H” building on campus.  Staffed by over 60 students and 40 community volunteers, listen for over 65 different types of programming, from rock-and-roll, to country, to today’s top-40 and even polka!  Plus, listen for local news, public-interest interviews with authors & experts, NCC live sports and more. The studios are furnished with state-of-the-art equipment including the latest digital audio and recording equipment. These resources are comparable to those found in many commercial radio stations. 

WHPC is a 500-watt non-commercial, non-profit, educational 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, as well as the iHeartRadio app. 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.