Visual and Performing Arts
Are you interested in artistic and creative expression? Do you want to explore the beauty, complexity, and diversity of life through the arts? Consider earning a degree or certificate in the Visual and Performing Arts Interest Area where you’ll develop foundational skills in your chosen art form, while strengthening creative thinking and communication skills.
Associate of Arts (AA) or an Associate of Science (AS) degree provides you with a strong educational foundation before you enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year college. Earn the AS degree if you are interested in a career in science, math, engineering and technology. Both an AA and AS requires 60 units, including general education units and units in a major. If earning an AS, it requires a one-unit science lab.
Associate of Science Degrees (AS) provide you with a strong educational foundation before you enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year college. Earn the Associate of Science degree if you are interested in a career in science, math, engineering and technology. Associate Degrees require 60 units, which include general education units, units in a major or interest area, electives and a one-unit science lab.
Earning a Certificate of Achievement gives you the knowledge and technical training needed for a specialized career. This can be a good option if you are exploring new careers, seeking professional advancement or upgrading credentials. Certificates of Achievement require a minimum of 16 units.
Earning a Skills Certificate allows you to develop career and technical skills in a short amount of time. Learn new skills in preparation to enter a new field or upgrade skills to advance in your existing job. Skills Certificates require fewer than 16 units.
Complete your major preparation and general education requirements at AVѧԺ and be well on your way to earning a more advanced degree. An Associate in Arts Transfer Degree (AA-T) guarantees you admission with junior standing at participating* four-year colleges. Transfer Degrees require 60 units, which include general education units, units in a major or interest area, and electives. If earning an AS-T, it also requires a one-unit science lab.. *Participating four-year colleges include California State University (CSU), Historically Black Colleges and Universities, fully online and out-of-state universities, and independent colleges and universities in California.
Associate of Arts Degrees (AA) provide you with a strong educational foundation before you enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year college. Earn the Associate of Arts degree if you are pursuing knowledge concerning cultural and human perspective, languages, education or various art forms. Associate Degrees require 60 units, which include general education units, units in a major or interest area, and electives.
Applied Art and DesignLearn the practical uses of art, design, graphics and video. Study digital filmmaking, image editing, design principles, business essentials, digital art and more.
ArtFrom drawing to painting and sculpture to ceramics, learn how to express your ideas visually. Study art fundamentals including technique, material safety, design and problem-solving.
FashionLearn how to design, produce, and market your products in the fashion industry. Prepare for careers in industrial and small business settings.
MusicFrom music theory and history to voice and piano, get the skills you need for this competitive industry. Gain experience performing in formal concerts, recitals and festivals.
PhotographyFrom beginning to advanced classes, get the skills you need to become a successful photographer. Study traditional and digital photography, studio lighting, and learn how to run a photography business.
Theatre ArtsLearn all aspects of theatre production including performance, lighting, costumes, makeup, sound, scene painting and stage management.