Associate of Arts in
Associate of Arts in Visual arts Jefferson College
The Art program at Jefferson College offers a wide range of opportunities for creative expression. In addition to traditional media such as watercolours and ceramics, the Art faculty instructs digital media, including digital filmmaking. It is essential that any student desiring to focus their studies on art consult with the full-time Art faculty as soon as possible to create a viable program of study. The template presented on the previous page is only a general program; specific courses will be needed to match each student's goals.
The Art Department provides students with an excellent foundation for a lifelong career in the visual arts. Former art department students have transferred to the Columbus College of Art and Design, Washington University School of Art, Columbia College in Chicago, the Kansas City Art Institute, and the University of Missouri, as both studio and art history majors, many with outstanding scholarship awards.
The art curriculum offers a broad range of classes in two- and three-dimensional art forms, including Design, Drawing, Life Drawing, Printmaking, Ceramics, Digital Photography, Graphic Design, and Painting in a variety of media. Lecture courses include Survey of Art History I and II, as well as Art Appreciation. Both studio and lecture courses are open to art majors and non-majors alike.
The Art Department regularly sponsors exhibits by nationally recognized artists, in addition to hosting annual student exhibitions. Students participate in the preparation of these exhibits, gaining valuable experience. Additionally, students have been selected to exhibit with a St. Louis gallery as they advance through the program. Annually, students in the art department travel to see major exhibitions and tour respected art schools.
Possible careers in the art include illustrator, graphic designer, painter, photographer, printmaker, art teacher, product designer, museum curator, art dealer, exhibition preparation, advertising agency director, and calligrapher, among many other opportunities.