The study of art involves the understanding and appreciation of various cultural heritages and the development of skills in drawing, painting, design, weaving, jewelry and/or ceramics. The faculty of the art discipline are committed to making the arts of the past and present available to students through historical surveys and studio experience. The heritage of thought and skill, going beyond our immediate time and culture, will enrich students’ lives, broaden their personal view of the world and their improve their ability to communicate ideas through added knowledge and greater intercultural understanding merchant, sculptor, muralist, or painter. 



Institutional Student Learning Outcomes                

In accordance with its mission of ensuring that all students shall have equal access to a quality education and the opportunity to pursue and achieve their goals, it is also the college’s responsibility to ensure that students who graduate with an AA or AS degree should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

Communication Skills

Students will demonstrate reading comprehension and expository writing skills at a college level.

Information Skills

Students will define information needs, access information efficiently and effectively, evaluate information critically, and use information ethically.

Critical Thinking/Problem solving

Students will use quantitative and logical reasoning to analyze information, evaluate ideas, and solve problems.

Global Awareness

Students will demonstrate knowledge of global interdependence; others’ values, cultures and beliefs; and the ability to describe one’s own cultural heritage

Aesthetic Appreciation

Students will critically reflect upon works of visual and performing arts in a diverse cultural context.     

Personal Growth and Responsibility           

(a) Students will select lifestyle choices that promote physical and mental well-being.      

(b) Students will demonstrate the importance of being an informed, ethical, and active citizen in their community and the world.                                                                                                                                                             


Who To Contact

  • Joy Cowden
    Dean of Academic Affairs (S&B Sci, C&I Supp & FA)
    Phone: 831-755-6764
    Building: Main Campus 
    Office: D-104
    Main Campus  - Building D
  • Yvonne Carreon    
    Administrative Assistant III

    Phone: 831-755-6739
    Building: D - College Administration (North)
    Office: D-102
    Main Campus  Builiding D