This program provides fundamental training in fine
arts enabling students to earn an associate degree
while completing lower division preparation for
a four-year degree. The curriculum is designed to
maximize transferable course units and to provide
basic skills required for employment in art-related
Some careers listed require education beyond the
associate degree: art critic, art dealer, educator,
historian, arts administrator, advertising specialist,
ceramicist, community or computer artist, computer
graphics illustrator, computer publishing, design
consulting, display designer, gallery director, graphic
artist, illustrator, muralist, painter, printmaker,
sculptor and visual information specialist.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the program will be able to:
- Utilize design principles to compose visually successful works.
- Compare and contrast, orally or in writing, the expressive goals, techniques, strategies and styles of past and present artists working in graphic media.
- Recognize and incorporate elements such as line, mass, light, and position while drawing the human figure.
- Identify certain historically significant art works and distinguish their salient characteristics, in written responses and in oral discussion.
- An effort to reach a personal understanding of the visual arts as consumers, custodians and creators of visual culture.