Art & Design

Welcome to Spring 2023!
Announcements & Updates

Open Studio is Back!
Starting Friday, January 13, 2023 all Art & Design students are invited to come to the Open Studio from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on North Campus in Building N107 (Art & Design Building).

Open Studio hours provide students with the opportunity to independently work on creative projects with access to a full-time faculty member if needed. Open Studios will be held every Friday of the Spring semester unless otherwise noted.

Spring Impulse Student Show Exhibition – March 31, 2023
The 2023 Spring Impulse Student Show will be held at ClearWater Arts Center & Studios in Concord, NC. The opening is Friday, March 31, 2023 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. All students are encouraged to submit work for this exhibition.

Welcome to the Department of Art & Design!

The Department of Art & Design prepares our students for professional work in visual arts and graphic design. Our department focuses on integrating theory and practice and offering hands-on practical learning while bringing together a variety of perspectives, experiences, and real-world education to provide opportunities for student success. We invite you to experience our unique and collaborative programs!

The Department of Art & Design is based in the N107 Building on North Campus! All full-time faculty offices are located in suite N107. Many ART and GRD classes will be taught in building N107, so be sure to check the location of your scheduled classes.

Additional ART classes on North Campus are taught in rooms 202 and 106 in building N103 and room 111 and  in building N106, and on South Campus ART and GRD courses are taught in room 303 in building S203.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Art & Design is to provide a strong foundation in the visual arts and graphic design whereby students learn skills, vocabulary, and professional proficiencies necessary for transfer and employment, and to provide general education courses in the visual and performing arts for non-majors.


The vision of the Department of Art & Design is to develop creativity and critical thinking in order to strengthen student success through the power of learning.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the Department of Art & Design is to promote the visual arts and graphic design at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and within the surrounding service area.


The Department of Art & Design serves three (3) primary functions at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. These functions are:

  1. Offer the AFA-VA (Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts) degree program
  2. Offer the AGD (AAS: Advertising and Graphic Design) degree and certificate programs
  3. Provide General Education for students from across the college, including:
    • Offer six (6) Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) courses for all transfer students
    • Offer General Education and Elective courses with ART-, DRA-, GRD-, and MUS- prefixes
    • Offer Arts and Cultural experiences for students