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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


AA - Art History Option
Please see Behavioral & Social Sciences Division for further information.

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
Please see Behavioral & Social Sciences Division for further information.


Digital Arts
Specializations include:
Computer Animation • Digital Photography  • Illustration • Motion Graphics • Web Design

Visual Communications
Graphic Design Print • Web/Apps • Advertising 

Gallery Management

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.

Our Courses

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.

Course descriptions can be found in the College Catalog. To view current class offerings, refer to Online Class Schedule.

Art Gallery

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.

Career Goals
Our art classes can be a student’s first step towards a variety of careers, including:

Art History
Please see Behavioral & Social Sciences Division for further information.

Studio Art
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