Art & Design Program

Student Painting

The Art and Design Program is designed to educate fundamentally sound and creative artists. As a transfer program, our goal is to prepare and educate students so that they have the best transfer options available. All Art and Design students take four semesters of Drawing classes along with courses in Two Dimensional Design, Three Dimensional Design and Computer Graphics. To fulfill the requirements for directed elective classes, students can choose from Painting, Ceramics, Graphic Design and Photography classes. Studio offerings are enriched with three Art History requirements covering Ancient to Contemporary Art. Rounding out the Art and Design curriculum is a strong Liberal Arts core with many options.

We work closely with our students while they are in our program and all majors have an advisor in the department. The capstone course for the Art and Design program is Portfolio Preparation. It is where students learn about career options, transfer institutions and all aspects of the transfer process.


  • large studios for drawing, painting and design
  • dedicated ceramics room with a kiln room
  • Art History is taught in a smart room that is supported by an image center
  • Graphic Design courses are supported by a graphics lab equipped with Mac Computers
  • Madeline Cohen Teaching Gallery
  • College Art Collection comprised of over 150 works by student and professional artists


  • 10 Fulltime
  • 10 Adjunct

In addition to being dedicated teachers, all of the faculty members are professionally active in their fields of expertise.

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A.A., Art & Design

Coordinator: Sarah Iepson,

See our faculty page for office hours.


There are a number of ways to become an Art and Design major. Students can declare as an Art and Design major before their first class. They can also take a few art classes before they decide if it is the path that they want to pursue. We strongly encourage potential Art and Design majors to meet with a faculty member before they become a major. We offer portfolio reviews and tours to potential students.

Students can attend full time or part time.

Student Collage

Transfer Awards

Each year, students that successfully complete the Art and Design program transfer to some of the top Art Schools and Colleges in the country. Most students earn merit scholarships based on portfolios produced in their classes. Students that do well in our program are well-prepared for the next level.

 The class of 2017 was offered over $800,00 in merit scholarships.

We have transfer (Articulation) agreements with multiple colleges as well as dual admission agreements with a number of Philadelphia Colleges.

Where do our students transfer?

Some of the schools that our students have successfully transferred to:

  • University of the Arts - UArts
  • Tyler School of Art
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts - PAFA
  • Moore College of Art and Design
  • Jefferson University (Philadelphia University)
  • Drexel University
  • Arcadia University
  • Rhode Island School of Design - RISD
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Maryland Institute College of Art - MICA
  • Kansas City Art Institute
  • California College of Arts and Crafts - CCAC
  • Pratt
  • School of Visual Arts - SVU
  • Cooper Union
  • Fashion Institute of Technology - FIT

Stident SculptureWhat careers do our students pursue?

  • Fine Arts
  • Crafts
  • Art education
  • Graphic, Communication and Web Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Art History
  • Museum and Curatorial Studies
  • Book Arts
  • Fashion Design