Art Program Description


A.A. Art, Art History
A.A. Art, Design
A.A. Art, Studio Art
AA-T Art History for Transfer
A.A. Art-Photo
AA-T Studio Arts for Transfer

Certificate of Achievement

Fine Art Photography

Program Description

CRC's art curriculum offers introductory and intermediate level courses in painting, watercolor, digital art, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking and design, as well as courses in art appreciation and art history. Through the program's art theory and art practice classes, students develop an awareness and understanding of the materials, tools, rationale and significance of art in society. The art curriculum's critical thinking and technical skills components encourage students to utilize independent thought processes and problem solving. This program provides transfer and employment opportunities as well as professional and personal development for students.

With a choice of acquiring an A.A. degree in one of four areas related to art, the student can tailor the program to their interests. The A.A. degree in Art-History allows the student to focus on the history, theory and research of art products, architecture and artifacts. The A.A. degree in Art-Studio Art is designed for the student wanting to develop their individual skill, ideation and creative processes emphasizing 2-D or 3-D art forms. The A.A. degree in Art-Design allows the student to focus on the application of art skills and the creative process as it relates to the applied arts, e.g. graphic design, product design, architecture, web design, interior design, etc. The A.A. degree in Art-Photo is designed to teach students fine art photography with an emphasis in black and white based processes.

The art faculty is composed of professional artists with diverse specializations encompassing the spectrum of the classes offered.

Career Opportunities

  • Painter
  • Sculptor
  • Ceramist
  • Art Instructor
  • Illustrator
  • Printmaker
  • Digital Publishing Specialist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Museum Gallery Director
  • Graphic Artist
  • Digital Artist
  • Museum Curator
  • Photographer
  • Art Buyer
  • Art Historian
  • Concept Artist
  • Animator
  • Appraiser
  • Arts/Design Consultant
  • Industrial Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Arts Therapist
  • Archivist

Some Career Opportunities may require more than two years of college study.


  • Art faculty who have exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally
  • Opportunities to explore artistic pursuits in two- and three-dimensional media using a wide variety of materials and techniques
  • Regularly scheduled trips to major museums
  • Guest lectures and demonstrations
  • New state-of-the-art facility
  • Digital cameras and other equipment available for check out

Note to Transfer Students:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the bachelor’s degree.

For information about the student learning outcomes for this program, see