Fine Arts

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Department Phone

480-461-7524

This program is part of the Art Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Visual and Performing Arts
Fine Arts

People with an artistic eye tend to view the world differently than the average person and seek to communicate a new understanding through meaningful, visual messages. If you need to express yourself through art and want to go to art school to explore a range of art techniques, we’ve designed our Fine Arts program to help you cultivate and hone your skills as an artist. Our exceptional, experienced instructors can inspire and teach you in different areas of specialization such as painting, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, sculpture, metals, photography, and drawing.

With an associate degree in fine arts, you can pursue a career as a practicing artist or possibly work in a related field such as graphic design and eventually become a creative director. Going on to complete a bachelor’s or graduate degree in fine arts at a university also allows you to pursue a career in museums, galleries, community-based art organizations, or art instruction.

Make your art school dreams happen and join the Fine Arts program today.

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion, Associate Degrees 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, degrees or transfer options is the fastest way to realize your dreams.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Certificates

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

Degree

MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Fine Arts program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Arts, Fine Arts AAFA Associate in Arts, Fine Arts - Art

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 (AAFA) - Art Associate in Arts, Fine Arts - Art Arizona State University (Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts) Art (Ceramics)
(Bachelor of Fine Arts)
Arizona State University (Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts) Art (Painting and Drawing)
(Bachelor of Fine Arts)
Arizona State University (Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts) Art (Photography)
(Bachelor of Fine Arts)
Arizona State University (Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts) Art (Printmaking)
(Bachelor of Fine Arts)
Arizona State University (Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts) Art (Sculpture)
(Bachelor of Fine Arts)
Arizona State University (Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts) Art (Textiles)
(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 a degree or certificate within 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

$18,742

Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers

$71,144

* 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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