Students practice painting techniques in the studio.

The Humanities and Fine Arts Department offers strong foundational instruction in Art with emphases on visual literacy, technical and observational skills, critical thinking, and artistic expression. The art offerings consist of studio and non-studio courses. These courses — all of which are transferable — can lead toward a specialized Associate of Fine Arts degree or may fulfill various general education requirements for various degrees and programs.

Students may also take these courses for general knowledge or pleasure. CFCC’s art students range in age from 16 to 65. Courses may be taken for credit or on an “audit” basis where no credit is given.

Students learn problem-solving skills applicable not only to art studies, but also to everyday life. We foster lifelong learning, appreciation of diverse points of view, and recognition of art as a fundamental form of human expression.

Art in Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Degrees

ART 111, ART 114, and ART 115 can be used in the Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) requirements for the Associate of Arts (AA) and the Associate of Science (AS) degrees.

ART 116 can be used in the Critical Thinking component of the Additional General Education Courses requirement for the AA degree, and ART 117 can be used in the Global Awareness and Foreign Languages component of the Additional General Education Courses requirement for the AA degrees.

All Art courses can be used as elective credit for such degrees.

Visit the CFCC catalog for more information about how Art courses fit into the curriculum: CFCC Catalog (See pp. 66-138 of the catalog).

Associate in Fine Arts Degree (Art pre-major)

The Humanities and Fine Arts Department offers Associate in Fine Arts degrees (AFA degrees) for those planning to pursue major study in the arts at the four-year level.  See Associate in Fine Arts (pp. 74-76 of the catalog) for more details about the Art pre-major for the AFA degree.

Suggested Starting Classes for AFA Art pre-majors

ART 131 Basic Drawing

ART 121 Basic Design I

ART 122 Basic Design II

ART 114 Art History Survey I

ART 115 Art History Survey II

CFCC Creative Arts Club


How to Photograph Art.

How to Start Showing Your Art