Welcome To The Mesa College
Fine Arts Department

This program is designed to provide students with a foundation for the study of fine art and enables students to obtain an Associate in Arts degree, complete preparation for a major in fine art, and transfer to a four year school.

The Program also prepares students to do advanced work in art on their own or pursue a career in fields requiring visual literacy and design expertise.

The major in fine art consists of five "core" courses, plus five courses which define an "area of emphasis."

Successful completion of the core courses indicates that the student has an operational understanding of certain essential visual skills -- an accomplishment which the department recognizes by awarding a certificate of completion .

Successful completion of area of emphasis courses indicates that a student has demonstrated the ability to apply and expand these understanding to specific problems of media and context.