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Division of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Division of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
David Vakil​
Department Chair (Fine Arts):
Robert Miller
Phone:(714) 628-5030


The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer degree provides students with an opportunity to explore studio arts both conceptually and aesthetically by utilizing critical analysis and experimental practice. Possible careers in fine arts are studio artist, art educator, art designer, gallery personnel, museum technician, illustrator, digital media artist, animator and related fields. Successful completion of the transfer degree in studio arts guarantees the student acceptance to the California State University system to pursue a baccalaureate degree in studio arts or a related field.

The Associate of Arts degree in Art provides students with an opportunity for individual creative stimulus and development. Completion of the associate of arts degree also prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution leading to a baccalaureate degree or into a professional art school. Possible careers in fine arts are art education, interior design, gallery operation, art merchandising, studio artist, illustration, art criticism, computer graphics and animation and related fields.

The Associate of Science degree in Graphic Design prepares students for entry into the broad field of visual communication, with an emphasis on the development of problem solving in the practical application of graphic design. These applications include design for the print media, advertising, architectural and environmental graphics, packaging, logos, corporate identity, the web and other electronic media, using both digital media tools as well as traditional hand skills. It also enables students to enter a four-year institution leading to a baccalaureate degree or into a professional art school with a graphic design emphasis.

The certificate programs in Digital Media Arts reflect the industry standard in the field of advertising/graphic design for printed media, mobile devices, the web, and digital imaging. The programs are designed with a combination of courses from fine art, digital media, computer science, computer information systems, and marketing to develop technical skills and creativity in digital media. Graduates of these programs will find entry into the profession at various levels with employment opportunities in the fields of mobile application design, advertising, graphic design, web design, and digital imaging.​​​