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.
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.
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.
Our graduates pursue a number of rewarding career paths that range from becoming a professional practicing artist to a freelancer, including:
If you decide to earn your A.A. degree in studio arts, you can transfer to complete your four-year degree. We have partnerships and transfer agreements in place with many colleges and universities so you can easily transfer when you're ready. Transfer agreements (or “articulation agreements,” as they’re officially called) are formal arrangements between institutions that allow certain credits to transfer seamlessly from one school to the other. After completing our program, you can seamlessly transfer to:
In addition to these schools, you can work with a transfer advisor to set up a specific plan to transfer to the four-year school of your choice.
Paying for college should be simple! Scholarships are available to help you prepare for your career in studio arts: