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2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog


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Department Overview: The Art Department inspires students to unlock their creative potential. The department offers a variety of classes designed to introduce non-artists to lifelong learning opportunities related to developing forms of self-expression, and help serious artists develop their hands-on as well as critical thinking skills as pertaining to the visual arts. The program is designed to prepare students to enter a four-year degree program.

Program Level 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.

Degrees: Students may earn an Associate in Arts AA-DTA degree (90 credits) which is designed for students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate institution with junior standing. Students pursuing this degree should meet with an academic advisor at WWCC and an advisor at their intended baccalaureate institution to determine an appropriate educational plan. (See AA-DTA in Degrees section of catalog)

Preparation for Success: Art students begin with foundation courses in design, drawing, painting, sculpture and art appreciation. Students expecting to work toward a BFA or BA with emphasis in art should work closely with their advisor and give careful attention to the requirements of the selected baccalaureate institution and should be working on a quality portfolio to present for evaluation after transferring. Studies in computer graphics will prepare students for a professional career in art and design.

Post-secondary training is recommended for all artist specialties. Although formal training is not strictly required, it is very difficult to become skilled enough to make a living in the arts without it. Many colleges and universities offer programs leading to a bachelor’s or master’s degree in fine arts. Formal educational programs in art also provide training in digital design. Computers are used widely in the visual arts, and knowledge and training in computer graphics and other visual display software are critical elements of many jobs in these fields.

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.


    ArtArt (CCN)

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