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Express Your Creative Spirit!

If you have a passion for the visual arts, the SMCC Fine Arts program can help you bring your vision to life!

We’ll provide you with the tools and techniques to express your ideas through painting, sculpting, or illustration—using materials like oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, pencils, pen and ink, plaster, clay, and even computers.

Considering a career in the visual arts?

Art directors create design concepts and presentations for visual communications media.

Craft artists create or reproduce handmade objects for sale or exhibition.

Fine artists create original artwork, using many different media and techniques.

Multi-media artists and animators create special effects, animation, or other visual images on film, video, or through electronic media.

Explore our programs….and express yourself through art!

Major Code: 8105
Award: AA Art
CIPS Code: 50.0702
Total Credits: 63

Description: The MCCCD Associate in Arts, Fine Arts - Art degree requires a minimum of 63 semester credits for the program of study. The degree includes the following components: I. General Education: Arizona General Education Curriculum for Arts (AGEC-A) MCCCD Additional Requirements II. Fine Arts Requirements - Art The Associate in Arts, Fine Arts - Art degree is designed for students planning to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. In general, the components of the degree meet requirements for majors in the Fine Arts. The degree is designed to prepare students to meet selective admission criteria for programs such as the Bachelor of Fine Arts, which may require a portfolio or performance requirement. The semester credits used to satisfy the MCCCD Associate in Arts, Fine Arts - Art degree may apply to university graduation requirements of the university major for which the degree is designed.


Offered through the Art program

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change.

Please refer to the MCCCD CCTA website for official information on all programs.

  • Art has surpassed the stock market in appreciation over the past twenty years.
  • Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh, while admired by millions (possibly billions) since his death, only sold one painting during his lifetime.
  • In 1962, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa was valued at $100 million.
  • Lighting on a painting needs to be dimmer at night and brighter during the day.
  • Added lighting almost always enhances any painting, regardless of style or color.
  • Most art buyers acquire art to enhance their home interiors.