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Program Overview

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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Luisa Gijon

" My experience in AHC was enlightening. I learned to overcome obstacles. I learned to look for help when I had a problem. When I first came to AHC, I was placed in English 501. English was one of the hardest courses for me, but having a laboratory with great staff help me get confidence. I took advantage of the free tutoring AHC had. The biggest thing I learned from AHC was to trust myself in everything I did.
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Last Modified Sep 19, 2016