Associate of Arts - Fine Art

Is there a future in a Fine Arts career?

Professionals working in the fine arts have a wide variety of options to choose from. Most artists fit into one of four categories: art directors, craft artists, fine artists, and multi-media artists. For the few salaried jobs in the fine arts, there are many, many more qualified professionals seeking employment. Those who find a market for their work, though, are usually very happy with the freedom they have in their career.

Why pursue a Fine Art degree?

Artists create art to communicate ideas, thoughts, or feelings. They use a variety of methods — painting, drawing, sculpting, photography, or illustration — and an assortment of materials, including oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, pencils, pen and ink, plaster, clay, glass and computers. Artists' works may be realistic, stylized, or abstract and may depict objects, people, nature, or events. A degree in an area of fine arts prepares you to enter a variety of fields, depending upon the concentration you select. Your future could include painting, sculpting, printmaking, glass blowing, clay, illustration or education. A Fine Art degree can start you on the path to creating your own art, managing a gallery, design concepts, illustration for magazine and cartoons, and art education. Multi-media artists are the newest form of artists and they create special effects and animation using computer technology.

What will I learn in the Fine Art program at CCC?

  • Drawing
  • Design
  • Figure Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Pottery
  • Glass Blowing
  • Art History

Why is the Fine Art program at CCC so outstanding?

At Clovis Community College we are proud to offer our students a Fine Arts curriculum that gives students a solid base of artistic principles and techniques. Individual creativity and cultural background are developed through pertinent problems in the visual arts. Our dedicated, professional faculty believes that artists are not born—they are nurtured. Through a variety of exciting medium, you'll explore design concepts in every class. Through these concepts, you'll be led to a greater awareness of your abilities and development of your own style.

Here are the classes you need to take in order to earn your Associate of Arts in Fine Art degree. You can also view the CCC Course Catalog for more details, including course descriptions.

About 63% of all artists are self employed, either as freelance or contract work.

For more information, please contact:
Carolyn Lindsey