CCA's Art & Design department has something for everyone. Take one class or earn a degree!
Although we do not yet offer degrees or certificates, be sure to check out these additional areas of study: Digital Photography, Jewelry Design, Ceramics, and Illustration.
The three general areas of study encompassing all programs and courses are Illustration, Design, and Fine Arts. The department curricular core consists of Creativity, Drawing, Design, Marketing, and Technology.
Additional Information about Art Degrees
Art schools prepare students for exciting jobs in the creative field. But it’s important that the art degree meets all critical needs.
Developing students and artists who: create market-ready work, understand and use the creative process, are well-equipped to enter the university or the marketplace, and demonstrate leadership, is at the core of the art program at Community College of Aurora, one of the premier community colleges in Denver.
In order to prepare students for an Associate (A.A. or A.A.S.) Degree in art or design, which they may transfer to a university for a Bachelors Degree (B.A.) or Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (B.F.A.), the Art and Design Department at Community College of Aurora has developed a curriculum path that results in a Foundation Studies Certificate. The Foundation Studies Certificate gives art college students a rigorous foundation in the core areas of drawing, creativity, design, technology, and presentation. The underlying philosophy is to to encourage foundational excellence, experimentation, process, and best studio practices.
The Foundation Studies Certificate is unique among many art certificates in that it’s modeled after the first year of many art and design colleges and their degree programs that require students to complete a foundational curriculum before they can specialize in a specific area. This art certificate gives the student a foundational understanding in core concepts, principles, and tools. It also offers students in this Denver community college arts school an opportunity to explore the creative fields and their own strengths before determining a specific direction.