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A.A.-T in Art History for Transfer
(with General Education Requirements Option B or C)

A.A.-T in Studio Arts for Transfer
(with General Education Requirements Option B or C)

A.A. in Visual Communication (Graphic Design)
(with Transfer Emphasis using General Education Requirements Option B or C)

See Also:
A.A. in Liberal Arts - Arts, Humanities & Communications Emphasis


A.A. in Art 4403 AA.ART
(with General Education Requirements Option A)



Employment Concentration Certificate(s)

Graphic Design 


San Jacinto Campus
(951) 487-MSJC (6752)
John Knuth (951) 487-3585

Menifee Valley Campus
(951) 672-MSJC (6752)
Jason Bader (951) 639-5581
Eileen Doktorski (951) 639-5580

Program Description

The MSJC Art Department offers five different awards. For students who intend to transfer to a four-year university, MSJC offers Associate of Arts degrees in Art History, Studio Arts and Visual Communication (Graphic Design). For students who wish to earn an Associate of Arts for personal enrichment, employment or any other reason than to transfer to a Bachelor of Art program, MSJC offers an Associate of Arts degree in Art and an employment certificate in Graphic Design. We highly encourage that the employment certificate is taken in conjunction with one of the colleges’ degrees like the A.A. in Art, A.S. in Multimedia, A.A. in Photography or any other Associate of Arts or Science degrees that are offered by other departments.

Both campuses offer a broad range of art courses including: Art History and Art Appreciation, Drawing, Painting, Design, Ceramics and Sculpture. The Menifee campus houses a robust ceramics studio as well as a state-of-the-art digital lab for Graphic Design. The San Jacinto campus houses a bronze casting facility that supports more advanced, media specific courses in sculpture and ceramic-shell bronze casting. The art program at the San Jacinto campus is supported by an art gallery that hosts monthly exhibitions, introducing students to a culturally diverse range of visual art and serves as a venue for students from both campuses to display their work.

The MSJC Art Department serves a diverse group of students, including those who are taking their first art instruction, as well as those who plan on transferring to pursue degrees in art. The study of studio art at MSJC is an ideal way for students to understand their creative potential, and to be introduced to a variety of art disciplines. Art History and Appreciation courses can be used to satisfy Humanities requirements, and are designed to introduce students to important works and artists from both Western and world art traditions.