Art & Design

Welcome to Fall 2022!
Announcements & Updates

Open Studio is Back!
Starting Friday, August 26, 2022 all Art & Design students are invited to come to the Open Studio from 9 a.m. – 3 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 Fall semester unless otherwise noted.

 Autumn Art & Design Exhibition РOctober 21, 2022
The 2022 Autumn Exhibition will be held in the professional Rail Walk Studio & Gallery in downtown Salisbury, NC. The Opening is Friday, October 21, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. All Art & Design 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 room 130 in building N110, and on South Campus ART and GRD courses are taught in room 3233 in building S203 and in room 2206 in building S202.

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

2022 Autumn Juried Exhibition

Submissions for the 2022 Autumn Juried Exhibition is open! The exhibition is open to all AFA & AGD majors as well as any student in an studio art course. The show will be held in the Rail Walk Studios and Gallery in Salisbury. Please read the guidelines carefully....

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Congratulations to Elected Art & Design Officers!

Last week, the Art & Design Club elected its club officers. They are as follows: Co-presidents: David Duran-Romero (Graphic Design) and Breyanna Graham (Fine Arts) SGA Representative: Celena Amburgey (Fine Arts) Secretary: Aniya Williams (Graphic Design)...

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Instructor Anne Linebarger’s Upcoming Music Performances

Music instructor Anne Linebarger will be performing in the following concerts in October. Congratulations on your upcoming performances, we are so proud of you! Saturday October 1, 8:00pm: Greensboro Symphony Orchestra - Michelle Cann, piano, Steven Tanger Center for...

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