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The Northwest College Art Department offers a sequence of foundation courses and
electives designed to build strong skills for work in the two-dimensional, three dimensional,
and graphic design areas.

Our goal is to provide students with an education in aesthetic awareness, training in the
creative skills necessary to produce quality visual art and a strong foundation in the basic
principles of design and art history.

Studio art courses stress aesthetic knowledge and perception of our visual surroundings
as vital to the complete development of a well-educated person. This awareness is the
foundation for all creative endeavors and is the philosophy, which guides the department
as a whole.

Sample Careers

Painter, Craft Artist, Ceramic Artist, Art Teacher, Sculptor, Scientific Illustrator, Book Illustrator, Curator, Printmaker, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Multimedia Artist, and Animator

Additional Resources

Course Syllabi: Search this section for specific syllabi offered at NWC.

Scholarship Opportunities

NWC offers a variety of scholarships. We invite you to access more scholarship information on these opportunities.


Elaine DeBuhr
Assistant Professor of Art & Chairperson of Visual & Performing Arts Division

Renee Tafoya
Assistant Professor of Art & Graphic Design

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