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Macomb's Art Department offers courses in both technique and art history, including those in drawing, ceramics, oil painting, jewelry and metalwork, sculpture and art of the Western world. And you can supplement your art courses with the transferable general education courses required to earn a bachelor's degree in fine arts.  Whether you are already an artist or intend on pursuing an art degree(s), Macomb's Art courses provide an excellent vehicle for exploring and developing your talent and skills.

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Art

  1. Transfer agreement with the College for Creative Studies
  2. Studio time available for painters, sculptors and potters
  3. An art appreciation class held in Europe each year

Art Courses at Macomb

  • 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 in Art

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

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 the Art 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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