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Pursue your interest in the visual arts and turn your passion and talents into a college degree.

The Art Department at TCC offers a wide variety of classes and opportunities to explore the world of art. Whether you are aiming for a career or pursuing a passion, the Art Department provides you a broad range of opportunities of expert instruction in ceramics, painting, sculpture, drawing, print making, two-dimensional and three-dimensional design, and other areas.  Our faculty are experienced professional artists and educators; we are committed to helping you reach your individual academic and professional goals.

Begin with an Associate of Arts degree with direct transfer into a Bachelor program in Visual Arts, Art History, Art Education, and other related disciplines. 

TCC offers the Associate in Arts (AA) (PDF) degree with a Visual Arts track.  The Associate of Arts degree is a Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program (DTA/MRP) and prepares students to transition successfully into a Visual Arts or related Bachelor’s degree at Washington State 4-year universities.

Transfer into a Bachelor program and prepare for a fascinating professional career in the Visual Arts.

Whether you choose to major in art at a 4-year institution or pursue another area of study in the creative or liberal arts, the study of art allows you to create individual responses to a variety of issues. You deepen your understanding of human perspective -- your own as well as that of others, and your understanding of civilizations and creative expression across cultures. 

The number of explicit professional jobs for graduates from the Visual Arts is considerable. Professional artists teach at various levels, work in galleries, museums and media centers, do research for public agencies, work as architects and designers, and create art in a wide range of media, among many other professional choices.



Associate in Arts  (Option A) (PDF) The Associate in Arts degree – Visual Arts track is a 90 credit hour program that enables you to transfer as a junior to a Bachelor’s program at a Washington state university.

Guided / Recommended Pathways

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Contact and Advisor Information



Academic Program Overview: Introduction to the Academic Program, Associate Degree Options

Academic Program: Academic Program, Degree Planning and Advising, Curriculum, Bachelor Degree and Transfer Options

Academic Resources: Faculty and Advisor Contact Information, Community Engagement, Scholarships

Tacoma Community College Art Gallery: The Gallery at TCC is a place where students and the surrounding community can find artistic expression in all mediums, and from all world cultures and historic eras.

InsideTCC: Get personalized email updates about your programs of interest and access the students-only website.

Jobs and Careers: Research jobs and careers for this area of study.



Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information or if you have any questions, suggestions or need guidance. Thank you!


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