Studio Arts


The Studio Arts program is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in visual design elements and principals, common materials and techniques, and with a historical and cultural context. We offer classes in applied art such as drawing, painting, watercolor and photography as well as digital art for our students to have a well-rounded experience. The degree also seeks to promote critical visual thinking, problem solving and evaluation, and nurture creative independence. Additionally, community members are invited to participate in our art courses in their non-credit version, which allows our students to have wider exposure to the local art community.

Core Studio Arts classes include:

  • Basic Freehand Drawing
  • Basic Color and Design
  • History of Art
  • 3-D Art & Design

Related electives include:

  • Figure Drawing
  • Painting
  • Watercolor
  • Mixed Media Painting
  • Ceramics/Ceramic Sculpture
  • Photography-film and digital
  • Digital Media
  • Computer Graphics

Studio Arts Majors go into a variety of careers. Some examples are:

At the Associate's Level:
At the Bachelor's Level:
At the Master's/Doctorate Level
Artist Graphic Designer Art Educator in K-12 setting
Prepress Technician Multimedia Artist Art Director
Photographer Illustrator Professor
Artist Assistant Interior Design/Decor Art Therapist
Greeting Card Artist

Fashion Design

 Art Gallery Owner

Please see a counselor for major preparation and general education that will best meet your specific goals.

AA-T/AS-T = Associates of Arts/Science Degree for Transfer Earned by completing requirements in the academic major, a transfer general education pattern, and a total of 60 transferable units that would be the typical first two years of a 4-year degree; provides a clear transfer pathway to CSU.
AA/AS = Associate of Arts/Science Degree Earned by completing requirements in the academic major, a general education pattern, and a total of 60 degree-applicable units.
COA = Certificate of Achievement Formally recognizes a student’s competence in a program of study and prepares students for employment in a career/technical field. Also available for completion of a General Education Pattern for transfer. Will appear on the student’s academic transcript.
SAC = Skills Attainment Certificate Prepares students for employment with experience in specific career/technical fields. Do not appear on official transcripts.
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