Art has been defined by one dictionary as "the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power," but it is much more than that. Art (and art history) encompasses the appreciation of art, and includes such skills as painting, drawing, sculpture.
Career options for students who get a degree in art include: commercial artist, animator, graphic designer, art director, technical designer, industrial designer, gallery manager, interior designer, industrial designer, store planner, senior fashion designer, creative director, landscape architect, web designer, video editor and art curator.
Adriel Chavez-Sherman graduated from Norco College in 2017 with four different associate’s degrees in Communications, Math and Science, Humanities, and Social and Behavioral Studies. Adriel comes from a family with strong talents in the arts. Her mother does amazing crochet work and her father is a fantastic artist and graphic designer. So her favorite hobbies tend to include the
visual arts, such as drawing, watercolor painting, and photography. Doing art, along with the loving support of her friends and family, have helped her conquer anxiety and depression. The experiences Adriel’s had with mental health are what drives her to want to publish a coloring book geared towards helping people relax and unwind while they color.
Adriel was the Commencement Student Speaker for 2017. She hopes to parlay the different educational backgrounds she’s gained from Norco College towards a future career in her field of study.
Academic Programs in Art/Art History
The academic maps below will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize your education plan.
School Trailhead for Arts & Humanities|
Suggested Initial Coursework
|Associate of Arts (AA) Degree - Area of Emphasis (AOE)
in Fine & Applied Arts - CSU Pathway
|Art History for Transfer (ADT) - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School||MAP|
|Studio Art for Transfer (ADT) - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School||MAP|
|What can I do with this major? (Art)||INFO|
|What can I do with this major? (Art History)||INFO|
|Riverside Community College District General Education (RCCD GE) Requirements (PLAN A)||INFO|
|California State University General Education (CSU GE) Requirements (PLAN B)|
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in the California State University (CSU) system
|Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Requirements (PLAN C)|
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in either the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) system