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Visual Arts Degrees from Oklahoma City Community College

Develop your creativity and capacity for self-expression by enrolling in this multi-faceted program.

  • Overview

    Art studentWhether you are a degree-seeking candidate intending to pursue a career in the visual arts or you want to enrich your life by embracing and developing your creative abilities, Oklahoma City Community College is a great place to start.

    More than half of all artists are self-employed, but many also work in a variety of industries and with a growing number of companies. In fact, the employment opportunities for artists are expected to grow, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    Get started today! Complete an OCCC online admissions application.

  • Overview

    Art studentWhether you are a degree-seeking candidate intending to pursue a career in the visual arts or you want to enrich your life by embracing and developing your creative abilities, Oklahoma City Community College is a great place to start.

    More than half of all artists are self-employed, but many also work in a variety of industries and with a growing number of companies. In fact, the employment opportunities for artists are expected to grow, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    Get started today! Complete an OCCC online admissions application.

  • Highlights

    Art studentThe associate degree program in visual arts at Oklahoma City Community College is a gateway program designed to provide you with university-level foundation skills. These skills will enable you to transfer to, and excel at, a four-year college or university.

    The visual arts program features personalized instruction from highly motivated and qualified instructors whose primary goal is to give you the tools you need to succeed. It also offers diversity and flexibility in its course offerings, allowing you to match many course selections with a busy lifestyle.

    You will also have the opportunity to learn in a brand new facility in the Visual and Performing Arts Center with terrific labs for learning, drawing, painting, serigraphy, design, ceramics and mosaics. It includes a gallery where student artwork is displayed along with professional art exhibitions.

  • Degree Options

    Art studentArt Degrees at Oklahoma City Community College

    Oklahoma City Community College offers an associate degree in arts in visual arts.

    The visual arts degree program is designed as a transfer program to prepare students to complete a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. Although this path is highly recommended, there are job opportunities out there for associate degree graduates who want to go directly into the workforce.

  • Courses

    Art studentVisual Arts Classes at Oklahoma City Community College

    In your visual arts classes at OCCC, you’ll study:

    • Drawing I and II
    • Foundations I: Design and Color
    • Foundations II: 3D Design
    • Painting I and II
    • Figure Drawing
    • Ceramics I and II
    • Serigraphy I and II
    • Mosaics I and II
    • Art History Survey I and II
    • Art Appreciation
    • Portfolio Development and Presentation

    The visual arts program also offers many courses in conjunction with other OCCC academic programs, including digital photography, Photoshop, Illustrator and video production. Visit OCCC’s online course catalog for full details on your art degree. You can also check the current community college class schedule for evening and online classes available in this academic program.

  • Faculty
    Douglas Blake

    Douglas Blake


    Professor of Visual Arts

    MFA in Painting from the University of Oklahoma (1983). Has exhibited in national venues. Twenty plus year involvement in the Houston, Texas art community as practicing artist and occasional exhibition curator. Taught as an adjunct in several institutions of higher learning in the Houston area before returning to Oklahoma to teach fulltime at OCCC in 2005.

     
  • After OCCC

    Art studentCareers for Art Majors

    After completing the associate degree in visual arts program, it’s best to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree. However, an associate degree in visual arts can still open up many job opportunities.

    With your associate degree in visual arts, you will be on your way to becoming a:

    • Painter
    • Sculptor
    • Printmaker
    • Ceramist
    • Jeweler
    • Photographer
    • Fashion designer
    • Interior designer
    • Set designer
    • Illustrator
    • Animator
    • Art therapist
    • Curator
    • Art historian
    • Art appraiser
    • Gallery director
    • Teacher
    • Art critic
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