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Mission College Art

Whether you like to draw, paint, sketch or create, Mission College's Art Department has something for everyone. Located in our Art Annex as well as in the Gillmor Center next to the Vargas Gallery, we offer a wide variety of classes for any interest.
  • Can earn an associates in art degree (AA or AA-T) or certificate in art, art history or creative arts
  • Take courses that satisfy UC and Cal State transfer requirements
  • Take a class for fun with credited art courses or community education classes
  • Come to an art showing at the Vargas Gallery
  • Many courses are just $46 a unit for an entire semester.
Classes to Consider Next Term
ART 033B • Basic Design: Three-Dimensional

We teach you the elements of creating art forms in 3D. We will work on the principles and elements of design as they apply to 3D art work.

ART 035 A • Life Drawing

For the art enthusiast! We are still using live models via zoom in 2021 and we teach you how to draw the human body.

ART 065A • Ceramics - Handbuilding

Students will be working on hand construction with clay and then take it to Mission College for firing. We are arranging for there to be a safe drop off and pick up location.

Exciting Art Courses

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Bring your brushes alive with our water color and painting classes.

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Like to sketch? Maybe a class in life drawing, beginning drawing or intermediate drawing.

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Digital Art

Use the computer to manipulate flat images to 3D with our digital art classes

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Work with your hands with a class in ceramics, sculpture, metalsmithing or furniture design.

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Community Ed

Try out a class with our Community Education  program in either furniture design or metalsmithing.

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Art History

Learn the history of the world's greatest art and architecture, and earn a transferable degree.

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Try a Classs in Graphic Design

Interested in creating on your computer? See all our course offerings within our Graphic Design program using Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign.

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Visit the Vargas Gallery

Located in the Gillmor Center the Vargas Gallery shows off work from our Mission College community as well as artists in Santa Clara County.

Career Options
Career Options
  • Art Librarian
  • Art Therapist
  • Graphic Design
  • Art Conservator
  • Arts Administration
  • Education/Teaching
  • Publishing/Journalism
  • Visual Resources Curator
  • Museum/Gallery Professional
  • Computer Art/Animation Specialist
  • Furniture Design

See the Transfer Center to align your educational and career goals.