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The Art Department inspires students to unlock their creative potential. The department offers a wide variety of classes designed to introduce non-artists to lifelong learning opportunities and modes of expression, and help serious artists develop their hands-on as well as critical thinking skills. The program is designed to prepare students to enter a four-year degree program.
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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.
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.