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About the Program

Art is a powerful expression of emotion about the world around us. Our program teaches you the history and theory of art and provides practical experience working with multiple media. You'll leave with a portfolio ready to take to a four-year school or into an entry-level position.

Our studio art areas encourage student life and create community. Our workshops attract artists from the region and students from other colleges. Student clubs, art events, art exhibitions, visiting artists programs and speaker series are some examples of what you'll find through our art program.


What can you do with a degree in Art?

  • Art therapist
  • Art teacher
  • Curator 
  • Exhibiting artist
  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator 
  • Industrial designer
  • Painter
  • Photographer
  • Printmaker 

Degree & Program Types

Check out this list for a quick view of our art programs. For program requirements and full course listings, view degrees and certificates information.

Associate in Arts Degree

Associate Degree for Transfer

Certificate of Achievement

  • Art


We offer courses in the following disciplines: 

  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Illustration
  • Industrial design
  • Painting
  • Printmaking 
  • Sculpture 

See our course catalog for detailed descriptions.

See schedule of classes for courses offered this and upcoming term.

Our Faculty

Visit some of our faculty websites to learn more about the artists who teach at Foothill.

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We're Here to Help!

Hilary Gomes, Department Head in Studio Arts


Building 1700, Main Campus

Additional Contact

Andy Ruble, Department Chair, Ceramics


Division Office Contacts

Debbie Lee, Interim Division Dean
To meet with the dean, contact the Student & Faculty Support Center.
Nila Nine, Campus Facility Rentals Coordinator
Phone: 650.949.7057
Fine Arts & Communication Division
Information & Forms for Faculty

Gainful Employment Disclosures