Drawing on Experience
To draw requires learning how to see. To design requires learning how to organize. Good artists need to know how to integrate both, and HCC’s Art & Design department is equipped to do just that. Students start with learning the fundamental principles, conceptual abilities, and technical skills that make good artists.
- For students interested in completing a bachelor's degree, HCC offers associate degree programs in art and design to help them develop and demonstrate foundational requirements for their transfer portfolio.
- The faculty, who are both experienced teachers and practicing artists, challenge students to push their creative boundaries in order to foster artistic development and personal growth.
- Located in HCC's Horowitz Center, the Art & Design department is a first-rate instructional environment with skylights, special ventilation, up-to-date equipment, and eight individual studios specialized for digital arts, two-dimensional design, three-dimensional design and printmaking, drawing, painting, ceramics, and photography.
- Exhibition experiences provide reinforcement of the curriculum, allow students to learn from other artists, and to gain confidence in their own abilities. HCC's Horowitz Center is home to two beautiful public galleries: the Richard B. Talkin Family Gallery, a venue for students, faculty, and regional artists working in a variety of media; and The Rouse Company Foundation Gallery, designed to accept traveling museum-quality exhibits and showcase professional artists from around the world.
- Howard Community College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.