Program Overview

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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

FACULTY (Full-Time)

Adrienne Allebe
John Hood
Amiko Matsuo
Patrick Trimbath

FACULTY (Part-Time)

Kris Doe 
Helen Talkin
William Duraham
Emily Baker
Candace Vosburg
Jill Thayer
Marti Fast
Saunders Shaw
Laura-Susan Thomas


Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Rick Rantz

Dean of Academic Affairs for Business,
Fine Arts, and Social & Behavioral Sciences
Phone: (805) 922-6966 ext. 5203


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Last Modified Oct 11, 2017