Art and design have permeated human experience for thousands of years. The fine artist
and the designer both require knowledge of the same visual principles. An art major
is trained in visual perception, design principles and manual skills necessary for personal
expression or a commercial career in various art media.
The graduate of the AA program in art will:
Participate in a variety of visual arts through the application of developed skills
in visual perception, analysis, design principles and technical abilities and demonstrate
these in a portfolio work.
Santa Maria Campus Bldg F
805-922-6933 ext. 3252
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed on Fridays during the summer
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