Start your journey to a creative career in art at Cisco College. The Art department offers opportunities for creative and professional development by introducing students to materials and methods while challenging experienced art students to develop and refine their body of work. Students gain a broad exposure to art history, drawing, painting, and design. Completion of an Associate of Arts General Studies Degree with an emphasis in Art provides a solid foundation to pursue a Bachelor's Degree. Please see the Cisco College Course Catalog for more information.
What Can This Program Do For You
Potential Career Paths
- Art Consultant
- Exhibition Designer
- Fine Artist
- Multimedia Artist and Animator
- Museum Gallery Curator
- Studio Manager
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Associate of Arts, General Studies - Art
Students planning to transfer a Cisco College Associate of Arts Degree or Cisco College core curriculum to a four-year institution for an art-related degree are encouraged to consider the following suggested curricula. However, students should always consult the department, degree, or program information for their intended transfer institution.
First Semester Second Semester ENGL 1301 Composition I 3 ENGL 1302 Composition II 3 ARTS 1301 or 1313 3 Social & Behavioral Science * 3 HIST 1301 US History I 3 HIST 1302 US History II 3 ARTS 1311 Design I 3 Life & Physical Science * 4 Life & Physical Sciences * 4 ARTS 1312 Design II 3 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
First Semester Second Semester ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3 ARTS 1317 Drawing II 3 MATH 1314 or 1314 or 1332 3 ARTS 2317 Painting II 3 ARTS 2316 Painting I 3 GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3 GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3 Core Curriculum Elective * 3 Language, Philosophy, & Culture * 3 Core Curriculum Elective * 3 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 62
* See core curriculum course options.
The Digital Design course I took at Cisco College incorporated real-world assignments including taking photographs in the historic Downtown Abilene as well as participating in Dr. Jane Goodall’s 20th anniversary of her Roots and Shoots campaign which was a once in lifetime experience. Attending Cisco College is a worthwhile investment for a promising future!
– Alex Bryant