Explore Academic Programs - Visual Arts

Whether you are a seeking the opportunity to hone your skills, explore new artistic outlets or planning to transfer to a four-year program at a university, Central Texas College Visual Arts program offers the Associate of Arts degree with specialization in areas of studio and commercial art.

The Fine Arts faculty will help you develop new skills and express your creativity in ways you’ve always dreamed. Upon obtaining your degree, you will possess skills highly appreciated in many industries and have the tools necessary to turn your passion into a career.

Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates

Multimedia artist/animator

Potential Earnings: $31.40 hourly

Market Growth Rate:  (10-14%)

Commercial/industrial designer

Potential Earnings: $32.59 hourly

Market Growth Rate:  (5-9 %)

Graphic Designer

Potential Earnings: $22.90 hourly 

Market Growth Rate:  (5-9 %)

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Degrees and Certificates

Two associate of arts degrees are available. Each include 42 credit hours of core classes meant to transfer to a bachelors' degree. The remaining 18 credit hours are focused on art courses.

Art majors will discover instruction in two-dimensional and three-dimensional studio courses, design, drawing, life drawing, painting, photography both traditional darkroom and digital processes, design communications with a focus on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator programs, ceramics and art metals/jewelry.

The focus in commercial art accommodates the student with a specific visual art lean in drawing, photography or design.

Associate of Arts


60 credit hours, two years full time

Associate of Arts

Commercial Art

60 credit hours, two years full time

Contact the Department

Office: 254-526-1572

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