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Visual Arts, A.S.

Create Your Future in Visual Arts

Every industry needs an artistic eye like yours. From fashion and interior design to animation and photography, fuel your creative fire at DCC.


Credits in core courses and electives you choose


Years of full-time study for most students (earning college credits in high school can save time)


Preparation for a variety of 4-year colleges and universities

What You'll Study as a Visual Arts Student

At DCC, you'll build your professional portfolio, find your creative community, and gain the studio experience you’ll need to transfer to a bachelor's program and begin your career in the arts.

Visual arts students at DCC usually go on to complete Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts programs. You'll build a strong foundation across multiple art studio disciplines while also having the opportunity to focus on drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, graphic design, or mixed media.

Our visual arts alumni have pursued careers in fashion design, interior design, product design, museum and gallery work, art restoration, arts administration, art therapy, display design, animation, graphic design, photography and studio art.


Sample Courses

ART 111: Three-Dimensional Design
Learn the basic design issues that underlie three-dimensional works of art.

ART 120: Color Theory & Painting
The foundations of color relationships, interactions and use in visual compositions.

ART 262: Visual Arts Portfolio Course
Build or improve your portfolio and learn skills needed to transfer or apply for jobs.


Where Do Visual Arts Grads Go?


Contact Us

Office of Admissions

101 Orcutt Student Services Center
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Phone: (845) 431-8010

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601