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COVID-19 Update: The EMCC campus is open for classes, appointments, and walk-in services. Masks are required for everyone inside ALL buildings at EMCC.  All student support services are still available online. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for additional information.

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 Estrella Mountain Community College?

You look at the world differently. Art speaks to you and you use it to communicate where maybe words fail. The Fine Arts program at EMCC emphasizes a well-rounded foundational experience for students hoping to pursue advanced degrees in Art or Design. Our recently expanded curriculum includes courses in 2D and 3D Design, Drawing, Painting, and Photography. Students enrolled in art classes can expect to learn creative problem solving, explore self-expression, and the boundless possibilities of contemporary art practice. EMCC places emphasis on contemporary art, experimentation, and community in a learner-centered environment. Students have access to a state-of-the-art Macintosh lab, a full schedule of art exhibitions on campus, and numerous opportunities to display their artwork on campus and in the annual Mariposa Art Journal.