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Art & Design Program

Delta College's Art Department emphasizes the importance of a strong foundation in Art & Design education, including the development of students’ academic, conceptual, creative, critical, formal, historical, technical, and theoretical skills. Students completing the Art & Design Program requirements receive an Associate of Fine Arts degree.

1st Year Art & Design Foundations

During their first year, students learn a variety of basic academic and formal skills. First year Art & Design Foundation courses include Art History & Appreciation I, Art History & Appreciation II, Drawing I, Drawing II, Two-dimensional Design, Three-Dimensional Design and MACRAO General Education courses, including College Composition I, College Composition II, and two additional approved General Education courses.

2nd Year

During their second year, students begin to explore more specialized areas of art, art history and design. They take courses in Architectural History, Ceramics, Contemporary Art History, Digital Animation, Digital Media, Figure Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Web Design, and more. In addition to enrolling in Art & Design program courses, full-time Art & Design students also complete all necessary MACRAO approved General Education courses during their third and fourth semesters.

Beyond the classroom

Delta's Art & Design Department offers year-round exhibitions in the College's S-wing Art Gallery. Students may attend formal artist lectures or informal gallery talks in conjunction with exhibitions. They have opportunities to exhibit their studio course work in an annual Delta Art & Design Student exhibition, and to enter work into regional, state-wide and/or national art and design student competitions and exhibitions.

ART 262 Art & Design Internship offers Delta's Art & Design students the opportunity to earn course credit through Graphic Design and Fine Art Internship opportunities on a regular basis. Internship opportunities include In-House Graphic Design Internships, Graphic Design Studio Internships, Gallery assisting, and Photography Studio Assisting. Students can sign up for ART 262 any semester and is instructed collaboratively by an appropriate Art or Design instructor and the chosen internship opportunity. ArtDesignInternshipApplication.pdf

After obtaining an AFA degree in Art & Design

Graduating AFA degree Art & Design students leave prepared to pursue either entry level Art or Design jobs, or to pursue advanced four-year Art, Art History, Design or Graphic Design programs. Each year, dozens of our Art & Design program students graduate and either gain employment at regional art galleries, design firms, photography studios, or printing businesses. or they successfully transfer to four-year colleges and universities to obtain Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degrees.

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