Division of Fine Arts


College Schedule

Fine Arts Events Calendar

Fine Arts Scholarships

AC Fine Arts Unique Features

There are specific degree and course requirements for associate degrees.
Contact the Fine Arts Division office at (936) 633-5233 for information about the following programs:


  • All instructors have MFA degrees, terminal degree in visual arts
  • Gallery program with visiting artists from Italy, Japan and England
  • International cultural exchange with LABA Arts University in Florence, Italy
Graphic Arts

  • Graduates of the program are “workforce ready”
  • Each graduating class comprehends current image software and equipment (photography, design, editing/layout)
  • Each graduating class possesses a solid understanding of the principles and elements of design
  • Rigorous hands-on individual and team building project-by-project assignments in classes, practicum and internships
  • Opportunities to display designs each semester in ACA art gallery
  • Students have time within the 4- semester sequence to find and develop their artistic nature

  • Media Writing students contribute stories to the student newspaper.
  • Publication staff members compete against students from two-year and four-year colleges and universities at the two journalism association conventions.
  • Learn all phases of the profession: writing, editing, layout, and photography.

  • Personal attention through low student/instructor ratio in classes
  • Guitar study – both classical and jazz offered
  • AC Singers show choir – performs music/dances from 1920s to present day with costumes
  • Ensembles – opportunity to perform with peers and community members in both small and large performing groups
  • Jazz camp offered each summer for middle and high school students

  • Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, and Business/Professional Speaking offered as “true” online courses
  • Students in Interpersonal Communication classes participate in Ropes Course activities
  • Opportunities for community involvement through various student service projects
  • Stump speeches for political debates
  • Campus Club opportunities: AC SPEAKS and AC Rockin’ Roadrunner Club

  • Personalized curriculum with low student/instructor ratio
  • Nurturing environment, mentored by instructors
  • Students are well-prepared to transfer into a BFA program
  • State of the art facilities in Angelina Center for the Arts building
  • Students have performance and technical theater experiences as 1st and 2nd year students (university students may not have these experiences until junior year)
  • Opportunities to work as a crew member on Temple Theater professional productions; master classes with visiting professional artists

  • Use of industry standard software-Pro Tools
  • Instructor – 25+ years in commercial audio industry; engineered 70+ albums
  • Low teacher/student ratio = more time available in the recording studio

The Design and Applied Arts Film/Video Production program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in production of film, video, and associated media with knowledge and skills in video/film editing, cinematography, screen direction, lighting for film, audio engineering, special effects and script writing. The program will provide students with instruction in pre-production, production and post-production procedures using industry standard software.

Graphic Arts – YouTube Video

Sound Recording Technology – YouTube Video

Graphic Arts & Sound Recording Technology – YouTube Video



Now available for instrumentalists, vocalists, pianists, the AC Singers (show choir), and AC Chorale.
*Students are not required to major in music.

Voice/Piano Scholarship Application

AC Singers Scholarship Audition Dates & Information

Piano Audition Information

Contact Beckie Compton: bcompton@angelina.edu or (936) 633-5237.

Band Scholarship Application

Band Scholarship Audition Dates

Instrumentalists: Contact Larry Greer; lgreer@angelina.edu or (936) 633-5236.


Visual Arts Scholarship Application

Art Scholarship Portfolio Requirements

All students interested in scholarships in the Visual Arts program must complete the application and submit it with all other specified materials no later than the third Friday of April.

Contact Robbie Roach; rroach@angelina.edu or (936) 633-5239.

Theater Scholarship Application

Contact Kary Raine; kraine@angelina.edu or (936) 633-5232.

The Division of Fine Arts includes Art, Drama, Music and Communications. Courses are offered for three types of students:

1. Those who desire to pursue a professional career in Fine Arts after completing a standard four-year curriculum.
2. Those who desire courses in Fine Arts to complement their major or minor fields.
3. Those who desire to enrich their lives through participation in Fine Arts.

It is the purpose of the Division of Fine Arts to function as an educational and cultural force in the college and the community.