The Art Department offers theoretical and practical courses in the traditional disciplines of art and art history as well as digital and photographic arts. Students may take courses to prepare for a major in art or art history, to meet general education requirements or for personal growth.
Career directions include working artist, teacher, graphic designer, photographer, sculptor, curator in a museum or gallery, conservator, appraiser, or work in various related fields such as marketing and advertising.
Yoshimi Hayashi moved to the United States from Japan when he was a child. As a teen, he returned to Japan to study ceramics and apprenticed with world-class ceramic sculptor Hiroshi Ikehata. “I had to learn all the basics all over again,” says Yoshimi. “It was a great experience learning with such a tremendous potter and contemporary sculptor. To this day, I still use those skills I learned in Japan.”Read More About Yoshimi
Academic Programs in Art
The academic maps will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize your education plan.
KEY: Certificate of Proficiency Certificate of Achievement Associate Degree Bachelor's Degree
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- Kruglak Gallery:
Explore a diverse range of contemporary exhibitions of interest to both students and the general public.
- Department subpage & portfolio: Check out the work the work of students and staff.
- Photo Lab Hours: Access the lab; hours updated weekly.
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- Gainful Employment Program Disclosure:
Discover the success of our students in certificate programs that lead to employment.