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Program Overview

The art department provides a two-year emphasis area designed to meet the professional and avocation needs of students. The suggested course of study is designed to meet the requirements for the Associate of Arts degree awarded by WNCC as well as to meet requirements for junior standing at four-year colleges, where students may continue toward advanced degrees. This emphasis area equally applies to those students whose interest is more avocation than vocational, those who desire to broaden themselves in the visual arts, or those who find in the artistic experience personal enjoyment and satisfaction.

Students who major in art, or who may be majoring in other areas but possess an interest in the visual arts, have a wealth of courses from which to choose. Drawing I and II and Painting I and II provide a foundation for the students' course of study. Other, more specialized classes are offered, including Figure Drawing, Beginning Watercolor Painting, and Design Fundamentals. All of the art majors' work, however, will not take place in the studio. The great trek of art across the ages, in the western and non-western worlds, can be surveyed in Art Appreciation: Western and Art Appreciation: Non-Western. WNCC also offers an Art Club, which assists in the exploration and appraisal of an artist’s personal style and appreciation of the arts and acts as an outreach to empower the community to love art.

Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Arts in Art

Career Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2012, the median pay for Fine Artists was $44,380 per year and $55,050 per year for High School Art Teachers. Growth in jobs for Artists for the decade 2012-2022 was projected to be 3% for artists and 6% for teachers. (www.bls.gov/ooh/arts-and-design/craft-and-fineartists.htm)

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