Art is the study of communicating concepts and ideas visually.

Career paths chosen by students pursuing undergraduate to graduate studies in art include but are not limited to studio artist, art educator, art consultant, art therapist, conservator, museum curator and art educator.

Even students who choose not to major in studio art can improve their ability in complex and creative problem solving, critical analysis, research skills, understanding the intuitive process and in their ability to visualize.

College of the Desert’s Studio Arts curriculum includes course offerings that provide a general overview and history of the discipline as well as specific training in the myriad of studio areas.

The College offers an Associate of Arts degree in Art consisting of courses and training allowing students to​ pursue entry-level positions such as designers, illustrators or gallery assistants or to continue their study in the discipline toward a B.F.A., B.A. or Graduate level degree.