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Art Courses

What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit. - John Updike, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author

What is Art?

There are as many definitions of art as there are artists.  It can be described in terms of painting, sculpture and ceramics, or oil, marble and clay. It can be realistic or abstract, one dimensional or two or three.  Timely or timeless.

Art Courses at Macomb

Macomb’s Art Courses encompasses all of this and more, offering courses in both technique and art history. If you are already an artist or intend on pursuing an art degree, Macomb’s Art Courses provide an excellent vehicle for exploring and developing your talent and skills, with studio time available in a variety of mediums.  Whether you are majoring in art or an interested student fulfilling Arts and Sciences requirements, the Fine Art Appreciation – Travel Abroad course can open your eyes to a whole new world of possibilities.

Art Courses at Macomb include:

  • Basic Drawing
  • Color and Design
  • Ceramics
  • Fine Art Appreciation
  • Fine Art Appreciation – Travel Abroad
  • Life Drawing
  • Basic Painting
  • Oil Painting
  • Jewel and Metalwork
  • Sculpture
  • Figurative Sculpture
  • Art of the Western World

Career Opportunities with Art Training or an Associate of Arts Degree  

In addition to becoming a professional artist, career opportunities for those with art training or who have earned an Associate of Arts Degree in a related field include animator, cartoonist, drafter, graphic design illustrator, media illustrator and tattoo artist.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art

The credits earned in Macomb’s Art Courses transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan and can be applied toward bachelor’s degree programs, including those in fine art.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Arts Courses?

For more information about the Art Courses at Macomb, contact the Associate Dean, Humanities at South Campus: 586.445.7251 or, or at Center Campus: 586.286.2282 or   

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