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, including lecture classes in art appreciation and art history and studio classes in 2D and 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 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 or a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Visit the Transfer Center webpage and the Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways page to view available transfer pathways and articulation agreements from Tri-C to four-year institutions, including an agreement with the Cleveland Institute of Art. View the transfer agreement with CIA.


There are a variety of art-related careers in commercial, nonprofit and government settings. Some of the many potential careers include fine artist (e.g., ceramicist, painter, printmaker or photographer), 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.

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