Art and Design

Degree program at Bay College

Graphic designer drawing on graphics tablet at workplace

Why Art and Design?

Art education is vital in today’s world. Learning is an action process, studying art allows for this process to occur naturally. To make mistakes, to explore, to search for answers and to understand how best to correct those mistakes. Art students research, analyze and communicate information. They learn to understand complex systems and relate them to a multitude of disciplines.



Why Bay College?

The Art and Design program at Bay College is designed to provide students with a strong general education background as well as concentration in art and design. This program is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university. Students should work closely with an academic advisor to select courses needed for their intended major at the four-year institution they plan to attend.

The school, through the Besse Gallery and Hartwig Gallery, also provides students with exposure to exhibitions, visiting artists, and artist talk’s exemplifying the cultural breadth of the visual arts from national, regional and local sources, including the College's permanent art collection. Studios include professional facilities and equipment in Ceramics, Photography, Digital Cinema, Graphic Arts, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Performance and Installation.

Degree Options
Certificate/DegreeCompletion CreditsContact Hours
Art and Design60.00

Beyond Bay College

Students interested in transferring to a four-year institution to obtain a bachelor's degree or higher may find opportunities in the following areas of study:

  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • Ceramics
  • Sculpture
  • Digital Cinema
  • Illustration

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