The Art Department at El Camino College offers a comprehensive foundation in the history, theory, and practice of Art to students pursuing a degree, a certificate, or seeking to transfer to a four-year degree program.
What We Offer
ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE
AA - Art History Option
The Art History Option provides students with an understanding of the artistic and expressive ways in which people in different cultures have historically responded to themselves and the world around them. In addition to Western Art, courses offered survey African, Central American, Chinese, Indian, Southeast Asian, Japanese, Korean, Mexican, and South American Art.
AA - Studio Art Option
Areas of interest in Studio Art include:
Ceramics • Computer Animation • Design • Digital Illustration • Digital Photography • Graphic Design • Graphic Design for Print Publishing • Jewelry/Metalsmithing • Motion Graphics/Visual Effects • Sculpture • Painting and Drawing • Printmaking • Web Design
AA for Transfer in Art History (due Fall 2012)
This degree is designed to meet the needs of transferring students, guaranteeing admission to a California State University (CSU) in Art History or similar degree program.
CERTIFICATES OF ACHIEVEMENT
Computer Animation • Digital Photography • Graphic Design • Illustration • Motion Graphics • Web Design
Jewelry Design and Fabrication
Specific major requirements for all degrees and certificates can be found in the College Catalog.
Preparation for the Transfer Major
For information on specific university major requirements, please obtain a transfer curriculum guide sheet in Counseling Services, consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center.
Art History • Drawing • Painting • 2D Design • 3D Design • Graphic Design • Digital Art • Illustration • Lettering and Typography • Gallery Management • Ceramics • Sculpture • Jewelry and Metalsmithing
For information on the photography department, refer to the Photography Main Page.
The Art Gallery is an important part of the cultural landscape of the South Bay, attracting many visitors to the campus each year. The El Camino Art Gallery offers valuable opportunities to explore and experience contemporary works of art from different cultures. In addition, the Art Gallery provides students with the opportunity to participate in an Annual Student Show, as well as to view works by other students, faculty and outside artists. The gallery is free and open to the public.
Master Classes and Events
Students are encouraged to participate in master classes presented by visiting artists. Upcoming events and ticket information is available through Center for the Arts.Our Facilities
The Art Department facilities include Mac and PC computer and photo labs, a metal foundry, smart classrooms, auditorium-style lecture halls, and spacious drawing, painting, ceramics and sculpture studios.
Our art classes can be a student’s first step towards a variety of careers, including:
Art Gallery • Art Librarian • Estate Appraiser • Museum Curator • Antiques Dealer • Art Teacher • Art Administrator • Art Publications
Advertising designer • Art director • Art teacher • Artist • Audio/Visual artist • Cartoonist • Computer animator • Computer illustrator • Ceramic artist • Digital advertising • Digital photography • Fabric designer • Fashion designer • Graphic design • Information architect • Interior decorator • Illustrator • Jewelry designer • Layout artist • Museum display artist • Print designer • Production artist • Sculptor • Set Designer • 2D Animation artist • Web designer