Academics

Art Department

 

Contact the Art Department

Contact Administrative Assistant Cindy Ordaz (Preferred Contact Method)

  • Email: ordaz_cindy@smc.edu
  • Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Response Time: 48 hours

Department Chair Walter Meyer

Celebrate Ronn Davis

Birds in the Moon

student art

Birds in the Moon, a new chamber opera

Student Exhibition

The Santa Monica College Art Department is pleased to
announce a collaboration with The Broad Stage for their upcoming world premiere of a new, mobile chamber opera, Birds in the Moon. 

For information about the Student Exhibition, visit Birds in the Moon.

More information about the the Birds in The Moon production at the Broad Stage.

Birds in the Moon, Student Exhibition

 

 

Overview

The Art Department of Santa Monica College offers an extensive and very well-received program in Studio Art, Art History and Design. The primary mission of our program is to prepare students for upper division study at a four-year, two-year, university or art school and/or to earn an Associate of Arts degree. Secondary objectives include portfolio preparation for students seeking admission to the Arts and Entertainment Academy and other two-year vocational training programs.

We are well known as one of the best foundation art programs in the state, and our students are regularly recruited and given scholarships by the most prominent art schools in the country. These include Cal Arts, Art Center College of Art and Design, San Francisco Art Institute, the Chicago Art Institute, Rhode Island College of Art and Design and the California College of Arts and Crafts.

Degrees and Certificates

Associate in Arts: Art

Artists express their thoughts and feelings by creating fine artworks that are primarily intended for aesthetic enjoyment.

Degree Information

Associate in Arts for Transfer: Studio Arts

Artists express their thoughts and feelings by creating fine artworks that are primarily intended for aesthetic enjoyment.

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Associate in Arts for Transfer: Art History

Upon completion of the AA-T in Art History, students will have a strong academic foundation in the field and be prepared for upper division baccalaureate study.

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