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Collin College’s Art program fosters a creative environment where you can learn the skills to become a successful artist. The Art program offers foundation-level courses in drawing, design, art appreciation and art history, as well as courses focused on traditional studio disciplines such as drawing, painting, watercolor, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking and metals. 
Our spacious labs will provide you with access to professional-quality equipment, including printing presses, ceramic kilns, electric pottery wheels and a metal-casting foundry. Our gallery space, The Art Gallery, exposes students to the work of current professional artists and showcases student work in both open and juried student shows. 
Our instructors are nationally-recognized, practicing artists who are dedicated to helping you explore, research and practice the visual arts   

Recommended Electives
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation
ARTS 1303 Art History I (Prehistoric to the 14th Century)
ARTS 1304 Art History II (14th Century to the present)
ARTS 1311 Design I (2-dimensional)
ARTS 1312 Design II (3-dimensional)
ARTS 1316 Drawing I
ARTS 1317 Drawing II
ARTS 2311 Design III 
ARTS 2316 Painting I
ARTS 2317 Painting II
ARTS 2323 Life Drawing
ARTS 2326 Sculpture I
ARTS 2333 Printmaking I
ARTS 2341 Metals
ARTS 2346 Ceramics I
ARTS 2347 Ceramics II
ARTS 2366 Watercolor

Program Options

Certificate – Fine Arts Field of Study: General Studies Track*

Certificate – Fine Arts Field of Study: Studio Track*

Also see Photography area of study 

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*In July 2020, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) voted to further review the new Field of Study curricula that were scheduled to go into effect in Fall 2020. Collin College has five FOS Certificates that were affected by this action. The THECB action may limit the applicability toward the corresponding majors at state-supported colleges or universities. Students enrolled in one of these Field of Study certificates are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor and/or contact their transfer institution to make sure courses in the certificate will be degree applicable to their bachelor degree at the transfer university.