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The Art program at the College of the Siskiyous offers students a complete lower division transfer curriculum in Art as well as a wide selection of courses for the Associate Degree major in Art. Foundation courses such as Art History, Painting, Ceramics, Drawing and Photography rely heavily on a historical component, which not only fulfills much of the general education transfer requirements in humanities, but will also allow students to critically examine, appreciate, and relate their own artwork to a historical perspective. Studio classes in Art provide students the opportunity to use the latest technology, facilities and equipment. The curriculum also prepares students to transfer to a four-year university to complete a baccalaureate degree in a related discipline. Please check with a counselor for specific transfer requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the ways in which artists through the ages and in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world.
  • Show an understanding of the interrelationship between the creative arts, the humanities, and ourselves.
  • Analyze and describe physiological and pharmacological aspects of substance abuse and dependence.
  • Analyze and appreciate art of historical, aesthetic, and cultural importance.
  • Recognize communication models used in expression of visual ideas.

Career Options

The following list is a sample of some of the career options for art majors. Most require an associate degree, some require a bachelor's degree, and a few require a graduate level degree. Possible career options include: artist, graphic artist, computer technician, photographer, elementary school or high school teacher, college instructor, gallery director, museum technician, salesperson, museum director or curator, materials supplier, film/video maker, collector, consultant, and the allied professions of architecture, telemedia, and interior design.


Sean Kenny

Sean Kenny
Phone: (530) 938-5239


For information or questions regarding this or other programs at College of the Siskiyous contact the Office of Academic Affairs.

Email: Office of Academic Affairs
Phone: (530) 938-5201