Several degree options
CWC's Art program is designed to let the student develop a creative attitude toward presenting and interpreting art forms. Fundamentals are provided through the investigation of various concepts, projects, materials, and techniques in both the traditional and the contemporary. Course work is directed at providing knowledge, interest, and understanding of art as a primary form of visual communication. Your program may be designed to reflect a specific interest or a general direction in art.
There are several degree or credential options for students, including an Associate of Arts degree in Art for the transfer-bound student seeking a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Fine Arts at other institutions.
The Credential program allows a student to concentrate time and interest in art without taking outside area courses. The Two Dimensional Credential includes painting, drawing, photography, design, printmaking, and computer/video. The Three Dimensional Credential includes Sculpture and Ceramics. The Artist's Credential combines the Two and Three Dimensional Credentials, creating a broad area of medias studied. And, we have an exciting program in graphic design .
Twice a year the students have an opportunity to exhibit their artworks and to compete for award money. Students also sell their work at the annual Winter Art Fair. In addition, we schedule numerous workshops that allow the students to interact with national artists. Finally the Great Art Group, a student based organization, allows students interested in art to meet each other. They also do fund-raising so that yearly they can go on a field trip to national museums and galleries.
The gallery on campus exhibits national artists who create artwork in a variety of media. This space allows the student to see what artists locally, regionally and nationally are doing in their chosen media.