WHY Choose Art?
The Crafton Hills College Visual Arts Program is a welcoming environment for all that are new or returning to the college experience, for those who wish to work towards an AA in Art degree, or for transfer toward Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts. Students develop a strong foundation in visual art techniques, media and processes and in critical thinking. Our small sized classes offer individual attention that help students develop their artistic sensibilities and explore future goals in the many employment opportunities available in the arts.
WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE?
- Exploration of traditional and non-traditional techniques and exploratory art media.
Studio courses develop technical, conceptual, and critical skills.
- Students work with professors who are exhibiting professional artists and work in their respective fields.
- CHC Gallery Program exhibits Visiting Artists who address contemporary issues in art.
Student Exhibition each semester which showcase and celebrate the work of all our student studio classes.
- Students may participate in gallery exhibition preparation of installation and planning around campus.
WHAT OPPORTUNITIES MIGHT IT LEAD TO?
We live in a visual culture, and studying visual art provides us with a new and informed way of seeing and interpreting the world. Many art students transfer to earn Bachelor’s of Arts/Bachelor's of Fine Arts degrees and then earn Master’s degrees (M.A.) or even the terminal degree of Master’s of Fine Arts (M.F.A) in their given field. Students who pursue degrees in Studio Art are laying a strong foundation for careers in many exciting and creative fields. According to the Creative Economy Report of 2013, published by OTIS College of Art and Design:
1 in 7 wage/ salaried jobs in the Los Angeles County area and 1 in 10 in the state of California are in creative industries.
49% of creative occupations require a bachelor’s degree or higher for an entry-level
Given the trends, creative industry employment in California will total 719,700 wage and salary jobs in 2017. This will be a 5.6% increase (38,400) since 2012