Fine & Applied Arts

Welcome to the Department of Fine & Applied Arts!

The Department of Fine & Applied Arts 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 Fine & Applied Arts is based in the 700 Building on North Campus! All full-time faculty offices are located in suite 708. Many ART and GRD classes will be taught in building 700, so be sure to check the location of your scheduled classes.

Additional ART classes on North Campus are taught in room 4130 in building 400, and on South Campus ART and GRD courses are taught in room 3233 in building 3000 and in room 2206 in building 2000.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Fine & Applied Arts 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.

Vision

The vision of the Department of Fine & Applied Arts 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 Fine & Applied Arts is to promote the visual arts and graphic design at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and within the surrounding service area.

Overview

The Department of Fine & Applied Arts 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