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Visual and Performing Arts

Applied Art and Design

AA/AS AS CA SC

Are you looking for a way to put your creativity to work? Learn the practical uses of art, design, graphics and video. Become ready for the job market, start a business, or transfer for further study. Study digital filmmaking, image editing, design principles, business essentials, digital art and so much more. Develop a portfolio and get hands-on experience from leaders in the field.

We can help you find the program that fits your passion and interests.
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Christina Ung, Success Center Specialist

Degrees and Certificates in Applied Art and Design

Put Your Mind to It

Following graduation, Applied Art and Design majors work in many fields, including graphic design, illustration and multimedia. Find jobs as graphic designers, art directors, animators, gaming designers, video editors or web designers.

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Visual and Performing Arts students have a wide variety of skills and passions and are motivated to apply them academically as well as professionally. I trust that building community and utilizing resources builds a wholistic experience on and off campus. Christina Ung, Support Specialist

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With more than 50 programs in total, something is bound to align with your goals. Find out which one is the right fit for you.

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    Art

    From drawing to painting and sculpture to ceramics, learn how to express your ideas visually. Study art fundamentals including technique, material safety, design and problem-solving.
    AA-T AA
    Art
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    Photography

    From beginning to advanced classes, get the skills you need to become a successful photographer. Study traditional and digital photography, studio lighting, and learn how to run a photography business.
    AA/AS AS CA SC
    Photography

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