Art Department

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Art skills can be found in many career fields. From graphic designers to art directors to multimedia artists and animators to fine artists, great foundational skills are needed, and Grayson College’s Art program teaches these skills well. In addition to the variety of classes and techniques, students are encouraged to get involved in the local art community through exhibits, local fairs and events, and parades. The art curriculum is designed for transfer to four-year institutions. Students should consult with their preferred transfer institution early to ensure a smooth transfer.

Many of the courses in the Art department may be taken for personal enrichment, not necessarily to earn a degree. Contact the department for information.

Courses include:

  • Art Appreciation

  • Art History

  • Design

  • Drawing

  • Three Dimensional Design

  • Painting

  • Life Drawing

  • Printmaking

  • Ceramics

  • Watercolor

 Course Requirements

  • Grayson College requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Some of the courses require prerequisites. Refer to the GC catalog for specific information.
  • The Associate of Arts Degree requires successful completion of the TSI requirements.

Degree Plan

View the degree plan to see what courses will be taken.

Career Pathways

Achieving your educational goals in the shortest amount of time possible, and possibly collecting credentials along the way, will help you join the workforce faster. There are a number of ways to reach your goal, and Grayson College's "Pathways" will help you visualize this important journey you are about to begin. Visit Career Pathways.


Anticipated Costs for Two Years

Tuition for 60 hours - View 2015-2016 Tuition and Mandatory Fees

Additional expected costs to complete this program:

Lab Fees


Matriculation Fees


Parking Fees


Student ID



400.00 (varies widely)


1,500.00 (estimate)

TSI Assessment


Approximate Total

$2,171.00 (plus tuition and mandatory fees)

On-campus housing (room and board) is extra. Prices are subject to change without notice.


Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial aid is available to eligible students enrolled in this program, including loans, grants, scholarships and work study jobs. All students should visit the Paying for College page for valuable information and resources. All students seeking financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) over the internet at (GC’s school code in Step Six is 003570) and a GC Application for Financial Aid available on the GC website on the Paying for College page. All applications should be filed by March 31st to ensure full consideration.

The Grayson College Foundation awards thousands of scholarship dollars to deserving students every year. Once you complete the FAFSA process, consider submitting an application for a scholarship. The priority deadline is March 15; however, applications are accepted until funds are depleted for the year. Learn more by visiting Scholarships.

Typical Employers

Archivists, curators, and museum technicians
Commercial and industrial designers
Fashion designers
Graphic designers
Jewelry and precious stone and metal workers


Some workers who use computers extensively and may require art skills are:
Computer software engineers
Computer programmers
Desktop publishers


For more program information please contact:

Art Program Director Steve O. Black