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Walla Walla Community College

Why Choose WWCC for Art?

You can unlock your creative potential at WWCC. In our Art program, you’ll try your hand at a variety of art forms. You’ll practice and develop your skills. And you’ll learn to think and talk about art in insightful ways. Your classes will both nurture and challenge you. And best of all, they’ll prepare you for the next stage of your education: transferring to a four-year college.

Careers in Art

Let Your Creativity Shine

A career spent in the arts can be incredibly rewarding. You’ll spend your days creating original artwork, teaching others to express themselves or interacting with the art world. Plus, you’ll gain valuable skills in critical thinking that can serve you well in any number of careers.

Certificates & Degrees in Art

If you plan to make a living in the art world, it’s a good idea to get formal training through a bachelor’s or master’s program. By earning your associate degree at WWCC, you can get a solid start on that goal — and save money on your first two years of school.

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Art Program Details

Program Outcomes

  • Analyze culturally diverse works in the visual arts.
  • Apply terminology commonly used in the visual arts.
  • Produce works that demonstrate the appropriate level of creativity, discipline and techniques in the visual arts.

Scholarship Opportunities

At WWCC, we’ll help you find scholarships that may be open to you. Scholarships provide money for school that you don’t have to pay back. They can be used for things like tuition, books, tools and fees. They come from sources like the WWCC Foundation, local businesses and private funds. Some WWCC programs also have scholarships for students working toward a certain certificate or degree. You might qualify based on good grades, financial need or the potential to benefit from school. The bottom line: You have options. We’ll help you explore them at WWCC.

Paying for Your Degree

There are lots of ways to pay for college. We will work with you to find the right mix of support so that you can go after your dreams. Talk with us to learn more about:

  • Financial aid — grants, scholarships and student loans.
  • Workforce Education Services — support for students on workforce training pathways.
  • Warrior Pledge — covers needs not met by other financial aid.
  • Flexible payment plans — low monthly payments with no interest.
  • Work study — work part-time on campus while you earn your degree.
  • Emergency funds — for students who are struggling to make ends meet.

You can go to college. Start exploring your options today.

Other Information

The Art Department provides a safe and inclusive learning environment, working to support the creative potential of all WWCC students. The Art Department collaborates with other Departments to provide a variety of venues to feature student work. These include displays in the WWCC Fine Arts Gallery, as well as other outlets on the WWCC campus.

The Art Department also supports students’ efforts to fulfill degree requirements by offering a wide array of courses appealing to multiple levels of interest, skill, and experience.

Questions & Answers

Is there an art gallery on campus? 

Yes! Art students show their work in the WWCC Fine Arts Gallery, located in the [which one?] Building.

Can I earn my degree part-time?  

Yes. It may take longer than two years to complete your degree in that case. But you can go at your own pace.

Can I do research projects at WWCC? 

Yes. With a faculty mentor, you can work on your own research or special projects. These are often supported through WWCC’s Honors Program.

Can I take art classes while I’m in another program? 

Yes, we encourage it! The Art program offers a wide range of courses for different skill levels. It’s a great way to enrich your education.

What is the difference between a craft artist and a fine artist? 

Craft artists create works like pottery, jewelry and clothing that are meant to be used. Fine artists create works that are meant to be displayed in galleries, museums or private collections.

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