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Fine Arts

Program Overview

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.

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

Why Phoenix College?

Phoenix College's Studio Arts program offers courses ranging from the basics of studio art to experimental Chinese painting. The interactive art program focuses on glass fusing and slumping, printmaking, ceramic, life drawing, two- and three-dimensional design, and painting. Classes are instructed in our PC art studios — studio space designed for students studying fine arts.

PC offers an Associate in Arts, Fine Arts degree (AAFA). Graduates may go on to work as a professional artist, an art educator, graphic designer, interior decorator, and fashion designer.

Next Steps

Discuss your course load with an academic advisor inside the Hannelly Enrollment Center (HC) at our historic, centrally located campus. Future studio artists may contact the program director for more information.