The Art program at Long Beach City College provides students instruction in the visual arts whether beginning, advanced, or professional with a single class, general education courses, or a course of study, leading to transfer, Associate Degree, a studio art certificate, or vocational certificate. Students can pursue their individual interest in the visual arts through an array of foundation courses establishing a technical and critical understanding of visual language. These courses lead to improved personal creative expression or to specialized instruction in numerous areas within the creative and applied arts through the production, analysis, and exhibition of artwork.

The arts involve students in the process of their learning, demanding constant reflection, and active participation. The arts enable students to collaborate toward a common purpose. The arts are a powerful connection force between disciplines. As our world and problems become more complex, the creativity fostered by the arts becomes all the more important. Creative thinking and critical analyses are essential 21st-century skills to achieve academic success in all areas and employment opportunities in a wide variety of professions.


Art History, Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T)
Studio Arts, Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T)
Drawing & Painting
Art, Associate in Arts (AA)
Ceramics (Applied Design Option)
​Drawing & Painting (​Drawing & Painting Option / Illustration Option)
Printmaking (Printmaking Option)
Sculpture (Sculpture Option)
Applied Design in Art: 3D Materials & Processes, Certificate of Achievement (C-ACH)
Jewelry Entrepreneurship, Certificate of Achievement (C-ACH)
Sculptural Design: 3D Materials & Processes, Certificate of Achievement (C-ACH)
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This field of concentration is designed to provide a fundamental education for a variety of specializations within the field. It also substantially fulfills lower-division requirements for a baccalaureate degree in this major. This Associate Degree will prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university.

To explore potential jobs in this field of study, we strongly urge you to visit LBCC Career Center. Working with a career counselor, we will assess your strengths, skills, interests, and accomplishments to help you identify internship opportunities and career goals that match your educational and professional needs.