Scottsdale Community College offers an Associate of Arts in Fine Arts degree that transfers to Arizona State University and other four-year institutions. The program is strong and compares well with other colleges, universities, and art schools in Arizona. The Art Department faculty members are professional working artists and teach their own classes in person. SCC’s Fine Arts program is connected to the arts community, and has continuous award winning programs in academic and professional fields.
Scottsdale Community College is the place among places for students pursuing a fine arts degree or fine arts courses. It is the place where faculty know you by name. A place that professional working artists return to year after year to sharpen their talents due to the expertise of the professors and quality of the courses. A program that will prepare you for the next step in your academic, professional, or occupational journey in the arts.
Arizona State University
- Transfer Pathways
- BFA, Concentrations in Ceramics, Drawing/Painting, Fibers, Intermedia, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture/Metals/Wood
- BA, Art Studies
- BA, Fashion
Northern Arizona University
University of Arizona
- Studio Art (BFA)
- Studio Art: 3D and Extended Media Emphasis (BFA)
- Studio Art: Illustration & Design Emphasis (BFA)
- Studio Art: Photography Emphasis (BFA)
- Studio Art: Two-dimensional Emphasis (BFA)
- Art & Visual Culture Education: Community Museums Emphasis (BFA)
- Art & Visual Culture Education: Teaching Emphasis (BFA)
While students may also choose to transfer to out-of-state programs, we do not have transfer partnerships with those programs. Connect with your transfer destination to determine which courses can be taken at SCC.
Graduates are prepared to:
- Demonstrate foundational skills in the use of art process and media to enable effective visual communication and personal expression.
- Apply critical thinking skills, the creative process, and aesthetic/perceptual literacy to solve visual, technical and conceptual problems in various media.
- Communicate and collaborate effectively while recognizing diverse opinions and cultural and individual differences.
- Interpret the social, cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts that influence the production and interpretation of art.
- Engage in ethical personal and professional artistic practices, with an awareness of copyright laws, intellectual and artistic freedom, civic responsibility, and standards of the field.
- Use the critique process to present and develop fine art portfolios for transfer, career development, or personal use.
With an associates degree, students may pursue a career as a
- Community art educator
- Craft artist (Artisan, Ceramic Artist, Fiber Artist, Portrait Artist, Jewelry Artist, Printmaker), or a fine artist (Painter, Sculptor, Metalsmith, Printmaker, Muralist, Photographer).
With a bachelor degree, students may pursue a career in several areas including museum staff.
With a graduate degree, students may pursue a career in art education as an Art Professor.
|Multimedia Artists and Animators||8.4%||$70,530|
|Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary||12%||$66,930|
|Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators||6.6%||$49,520|
|Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||7.5%||$59,170|
|Commercial and Industrial Designers||4.4%||$65,970|
|Artists and Related Workers, All Other||5.5%||$63,540|
|Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes||4.7%||$64,940|
|Video Game Designers||9.3%||$88,510|
Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics, US Dept. of Labor .
Roger McKinney, Program Advisor, Department Co-Chair
Phone: (480) 423-6339
Lisa Peace, Program Advisor, Department Co-Chair
Phone: (480) 423-6083
Phone: (480) 423-6438