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When studying art at NWACC, you'll gain a conceptual and material understanding of creative practice and the significance of art within the broader social and historical contexts in which it is made. You'll learn how art has the power to transform our understanding of the world.

Effective art and design can be challenging in a variety of different ways. NWACC's highly qualified professors will assist you with such challenges and offer inspiration in reaching your greatest creative potential and sharpening your artistic skill set.

The Art Department offers courses, certificates, and degree tracks in Art History, Design, Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture and Watermedia.

Degree, Transfer Options and Careers

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  • AFA Option Art
  • Associate of Fine Arts Transfer degree with online option.
  • Associate of Fine Arts 100% online
  • Associate of Fine Arts 100% online accelerated
  • Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design
  • Associate of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Technical Certificate in Graphic Design
  • Technical Certificate in Media
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Graphic Design
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Cinematic Studies
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Media

Many Art courses at NWACC carry transfer credit to four-year institutions and can fulfill general education requirements.  

Those who pursue a degree in Art may find job opportunities in the following occupations:

  • Professional Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Photographer
  • Animator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Arts Administrator
  • Teacher
  • Sculptor
  • Curator in a museum or gallery
  • Conservator
  • Appraise