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Columbia MD, 21044
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Laurel, MD 20707
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Visual Arts

visual arts programs at hcc

Drawing on Experience to Shape the World Around Us

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. Here are some of the benefits you can get our of our Visual Arts programs and courses:

  • Our associate degree program helps you develop and demonstrate foundational requirements for your transfer portfolio in order to transfer to a 4-year college or university.
  • The faculty (who are both experienced teachers and practicing artists) will help challenge you to push your artistic development and personal growth.
  • You gain access to our first-rate instructional environment in HCC's Horowitz Center, 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.
  • You'll have the chance to experience and maybe even participate in exhibitions in one of two beautiful public galleries: the Richard B. Talkin Family Gallery, a venue for students, faculty, and regional artists; and The Rouse Company Foundation Gallery, designed to accept traveling museum-quality exhibits.
  • Howard Community College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

For more on the available programs, see the following:

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