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Program Overview

Art and design have permeated human experience for thousands of years. The fine artist and the designer both require knowledge of the same visual principles. An art major is trained in visual perception, design principles and manual skills necessary for personal expression or a commercial career in various art media.

The graduate of the AA program in art will:
Participate in a variety of visual arts through the application of developed skills in visual perception, analysis, design principles and technical abilities and demonstrate these in a portfolio work.


Santa Maria Campus Bldg F
805-922-6966 ext. 3252


Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 Summer courses are available in multiple disciplines. Please refer to schedule of details or call the Dean's office for information (Rick Rantz, Dean 922-6966 ext. 5203 - Office W11.


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Last Modified Oct 20, 2017