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Unlock your artistic abilities with studio arts!

Get a world-class studio arts education at an unbeatable price. You’ll choose from a broad range of visual arts classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking and more. You’ll enjoy our state-of-the-art facilities, including studio spaces for drawing; printmaking facilities for intaglio, litho, relief and screenprinting; and an amazing ceramics studio that supports various glazes and raku. You’ll be taught by top-notch faculty who  exhibit their work regionally, nationally and internationally. The best part? Many of our students transfer to elite art schools when they finish our program.

Transfer Degrees

The Visual Arts department is proud to offer the following Associate of Arts (A.A.) in this area of study. As an additional transfer option, AACC has the unique Transfer Studies degree. Both degrees will prepare you to transfer to a four-year institution. Whichever path you choose, we encourage you to meet with an advisor and structure your AACC studies to meet your specific transfer goals.

Studio Arts, Visual Arts Transfer, A.A.

This degree provides the fundamental foundation in the visual arts to prepare you to transfer to a four-year college, university or art school to pursue a bachelor's degree in the visual arts. In addition to the ability to transfer credits toward a bachelor's degree at a four-year school, you will have the skills to pursue entry-level positions in art galleries, community arts education, and apprenticeships or internships with professional artists.


Transfer Studies, A.A.

The Transfer Studies, A.A. allows you to explore different subjects or concentrate on a specific course plan that will best meet your in-state (and even some out-of-state) transfer goals. This option is particularly good if you are undecided in your ultimate career direction, not sure where you'd like to eventually transfer or just looking to complete general education requirements while "testing the waters" of a particular major. No matter what brings you to Transfer Studies, the result is a well-rounded associate degree preparing you for further studies and successful career. 

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What can you do with a degree in Studio Arts?

Our graduates pursue a number of rewarding career paths that range from becoming a professional practicing artist to a freelancer, including:

  • Mural painters
  • Public sculpture assistants
  • Storefront designers
  • Illustrators
  • And more

Plus, with four-year transfer agreements with dozens of top colleges and universities in Maryland and beyond, a degree from AACC has never been a better investment. For outlook information about specific careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

Related Studies

If Studio Arts sounds appealing, but you’d like to compare it to other offerings, see if one of these areas is a better fit.


Additional Contacts

Drawing and Painting

Matt Klos, associate professor, Drawing and Painting coordinator

Sculpture and 3-D

Wilfredo Valladares Lara, professor, Sculpture coordinator


Sara Prigodich, assistant professor, Ceramics coordinator

Printmaking and 2-D

Chris Mona, professor, Printmaking coordinator