Fine Arts

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This program is part of the Art Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Visual and Performing Arts
Fine Arts

Our studio art classes teach concepts and techniques in a variety of different areas, including: foundation studies, ceramics, drawing, painting, photography and more. Our dedicated and talented faculty members are committed to helping students acquire the academic and creative skills necessary for students to attain their educational and career goals.

Our mission is to support a learning environment that encourages creativity, visual literacy and artistic accomplishment. We are dedicated to instilling creative thinking and problem solving skills in our students. In addition, the AAFA Degree in Studio Arts at MCC provides an unparalleled opportunity for skill building and university transfer. Stop by today and see what we have to offer!

Additional courses in general studies are required each semester. Please contact the advisement office for more information about degree requirements.

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion and Transfer Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates or transfer options is the fastest way to realize your dreams.


The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Fine Arts program
Name Type Title Courses
Academic Certificate AC Ceramics
Academic Certificate AC Drawing and Painting

Transfer Degree

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer degree options for the Fine Arts program
At MCC, get an... Emphasis in... Transfer to... To get a... Courses
Associate in Arts, Fine Arts, Emphasis in Art Associate in Arts, Fine Arts - Art Arizona State University Art
(Bachelor of Fine Arts)
Northern Arizona University Studio Art
(Bachelor of Fine Arts)
University of Arizona Studio Art
(Bachelor of Fine Arts)

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Fine Arts program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Painters, Sculptors, Illustrators, and Other Fine Artists


Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers


* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Fine Arts program is available through the Art department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.