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The Art department offers a wide range of two-dimensional and three-dimensional courses for students interested in the fine and applied arts. Students have the opportunity to experience a variety of media and perspectives on the visual arts. The curriculum is designed to be equally satisfying for individuals looking for personal enrichment as well as provide a solid foundation for individuals planning on a career in the arts. All students are welcome to enroll in art courses.

Contacts

LISA RASMUSSEN

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Walla Walla Campus
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362


CAROL BENNETT

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Clarkston Campus
1470 Bridge Street
Clarkston, WA 99403


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Mission

As part of the Performing, Visual and Communication Arts Division, the Art Department shares the mission of the other performing and communication arts: to inspire students to discover their potential and to achieve their goals in speech communications, fine arts, drama, and music by providing a wide variety of guided presentation and performance opportunities, a nurturing and challenging atmosphere, and challenging standards of instruction aimed especially for small groups and individuals.

Program Outcomes

  • An aesthetic and intellectual comprehension of culturally and linguistically diverse works in literature, philosophy, visual and performing arts, including film and music.
  • An understanding and working knowledge of terminology commonly used in the humanities.
  • An appropriate level of creativity, discipline, and technique in the production of assigned work in the humanities.

Degree Options

Students may earn an Associate in Arts AA-DTA degree (90 credits) which is designed for students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate institution with junior standing. Students pursuing this degree should meet with an academic advisor at WWCC and an advisor at their intended baccalaureate institution to determine an appropriate educational plan. (See AA-DTA in Degrees section of catalog)

Preparation for Success

Art students begin with foundation courses in design, drawing, and art appreciation. Students expecting to work toward a BFA or BA with emphasis in art should work closely with their advisor and give careful attention to the requirements of the selected baccalaureate institution and should be working on a quality portfolio to present for evaluation after transferring. Studies in computer graphics will contribute to the success of a professional career in art and design.