The Design and Applied Arts Program is designed to prepare students for employment as entry-level graphic artists with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform desktop publishing, photography, computer layout, graphic arts, digital imaging, web page design and video for printers, media, advertising and internet business. The program will provide students with instruction in graphics, video, digital computer programs and procedures, as well as general interpersonal, communication, and organization skills. Workplace basic skills are integrated throughout the curriculum.
The Associate of Arts in Music offers foundational instruction in music theory, applied instrumental, voice or music composition, piano proficiency, solo and ensemble performance practice, and music history.
Piano is required of all music majors.
The Associate of Arts in Theater emphasizes production and experience in the creation of theatrical performances. At the same time, the degree offers courses in all aspects of the theatre, both artistic and academic. Faculty, staff, and students work closely together to build a solid foundation in the practical, artistic, and historical aspects of theatre.
The Visual Arts degree is a pathway for students to gain employment as visual artists or transfer to a four-year college in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree. Students will complete general education core requirements while learning foundational visual arts skills through a variety of approaches to media including painting, drawing, two-dimensional design and more. The program will also provide a strong focus on art history and foster an awareness of contemporary art and professional gallery practices.