Art courses at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) connect students with top-notch faculty and working professional artists who can help them achieve their creative goals and grow as artists. A wide range of courses are offered: lecture classes in Art Appreciation and Art History, and studio classes in 2D & 3D Design, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics, Sculpture and Art Therapy. Digital Arts and Honors courses are also available. Tri-C students participate in portfolio-building activities that prepare them to transfer to a four-year institution or to enter the practicing art world.

Students interested in pursuing advanced studies in Art should plan to earn an Associate of Arts degree at Tri-C and then transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art or a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.  Please visit the transfer center page to view available transfer pathways and articulation agreements from Tri-C to four-year institutions, including an agreement with Cleveland State University. 


There are a variety of art-related careers in commercial, nonprofit and government settings. Some of the many potential careers in the Arts include: Fine Artist (Ceramicist, Painter, Printmaker, Photographer, , etc.), Art Teacher, Art Historian, Art Curator, Art Preparator/Handler, Art Therapist, Arts Administrator, Art Director, Art Critic/Writer, Museum Technician, Textile/Fabric Artist or Designer, , Muralist, and many more!

Learn more about available courses at Tri-C in this discipline.

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