Vaccinations and Testing

Due to City of Philadelphia mandates, all students, faculty and staff must be fully vaccinated by Nov. 15, 2021. Individuals will be subject to regular testing until they are fully vaccinated (two weeks after their final shot), including those with approved exemptions. Please see our College COVID-19 Updates for more information.

Art Department

Who We Are

Art DepartmentClasses in the Art Department are open to all students. Our classes are excellent selections for both art majors and students seeking creative or artistic electives. Over 500 students a semester are enrolled in one or more art courses. There are approximately 120 Art Majors.

We are a small and supportive transfer program with a goal of educating well informed and fundamentally sound student artists. The Art and Design curriculum has been modeled after the first two years offered at the four year art schools, ensuring that our students get a good foundation and will be able to transfer seamlessly. Students will also have the opportunity to explore various disciplines within the arts such as Ceramics, Painting, Graphic Design, Art History and Photography. Our faculty work closely with our students advising and mentoring them while they are with us. We guide our students through the process of choosing a specific career path and we work with them throughout the entire transfer process.


Beyond the Art Department, students will find a college community with a strong support system including financial aid, tutoring, counseling and career counseling. There are countless student-centered activities and clubs available to students.

Please contact us with any questions that you have or to arrange a visit, a tour or a portfolio review. A faculty member will be happy to meet with you.

Learn More about the Art Department

Art and Design Program

See how to apply to the Art and Design Program, courses we offer, transfer awards, and more.

Student Painting

Student and Alumni Testimonials

Hear what our student artists and alumni have to say about how the Art and Design program helped them succeed.

Meet Our Faculty

See our Department head's office hours as well as our full-time and part-time faculty member's bios and contact information.

Latest News & Announcements

March 23, 2021

April Is Art

The Art Department at Community College of Philadelphia proudly presents April is Art. Held annually, April is Art is a showcase of student art. This year’s exhibit will be virtual, running from April 1 through May 31, 2021. The 2021 exhibition features student work from Spring 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. Congratulations to all students included in the show.

Opening Reception

Our opening reception on April 1 celebrated our students and their amazing talents. Watch a recording of the session to listen to the artists as they bring us into their work.