Art + Design

Program Description

Woman at paint easel

Southern California is an incredibly rich area for art and creative industries.  MSJC Art + Design is a wonderful place to start to explore and participate in the art and ideas that make our area so special.  MSJC is where you can explore drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, visual communication, and art history.  Whether you are registered for one class or complete your degree to transfer we know that our department is the place to let your creativity soar!

Art Department Page

Transfer Preparation

MSJC offers a wide range of course work that prepares students for the workforce or for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. All four-year institutions prescribe their own standards for course evaluation and admissions. Courses that fulfill major requirements for an associate degree in a program at MSJC might not be the same as those required for transfer into a similar major at a four-year university. Please meet with a Counselor to confirm transfer requirements.  

Transfer students are advised to do research on prospective majors and careers. The MSJC Career/Transfer Center and MSJC catalog can be helpful tools. Students interested in transferring to CSU’s or UC’s can access major preparation by visiting All students are advised to meet with a counselor at least once a semester to create or update their comprehensive education plan.  

Related-Content Groups

(4 attempts within a related-content group/each course 1 time for credit)

Course Title Credits
ART-151Ceramic Arts3
ART-108Beginning Drawing3
ART-109Intermediate Drawing3
ART-112Life Drawing3
Foundational Studies
ART-1202D Design3
ART-121Color Theory3
ART-1223D Design3
ART-115Painting I3
ART-116Painting II3
ART-118Watercolor/Mixed Media3
ART-119Mural Painting3
ART-170Intermediate Sculpture (formerly Foundry-Ceramic Shell Casting)3
ART-171 (thru SU14)

Contact Information

San Jacinto Campus
(951) 487-MSJC (6752)
Chet Glaze (951) 487-3580

Menifee Valley Campus
(951) 672-MSJC (6752)
Eileen Doktorski (951) 639-5580
Jason Bader (951) 639-5581


Transfer Degrees

AA/AS Transfer Degrees

Non-Transfer Degrees

Employment Concentrations

  • Demonstrate problem solving skills in the process of producing art.
  • Demonstrate a general awareness of artistic cultures and styles.
  • Demonstrate the use of appropriate terminology in evaluating art and design.
  • Develop a progression of works that demonstrate their creative style, technical skill, and personal approach to subject and media.

Discover in-demand careers and education options based on your interests!  See the list of careers below or explore further by searching for Careers or Programs.

Note: There are no guaranteed positions for students completing these programs. Education and work experience required will vary by employer. The salary and benefits for specific occupations will be dependent on work experience, education, background, and employer. Labor market statistics are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Census Bureau, O-NET, EMSI.

Career/Industries CA Annual Median Salary or Range Employment Demand or Opening CA
Video Gamer Designer(B) $48,284-$93,692 4,094
Art Therapists (M, D) $46,883-$84,478 116
Art Directors (B) $46,461-$77,609 1,162
Museum/Gallery Professional (B, M) $45,000-$200,000 4,200
Makeup Artists, Theatrical & Performance (C) $29,045-$114,217 265
Multimedia Artists & Animators (A, B) $40,058-$107,963 1,215
Art, Drama, & Music Teachers, Postsecondary (M, D) $33,645-$175,480 15,241

(degree required: SM some college, C: Certificate, A: Associate degree, B: Bachelor’s degree, M: Master’s degree, D: Doctorate)