Mission College Art Department

art student

These courses are designed to meet different experience levels from beginner to advanced. Art students have the opportunity to display their work in the Michael P. Vargas Art Gallery at the annual Mission College Art Students Exhibit. Students will have guest lectures and demonstrations, and trips to major museums. We invite all students to join our classes which offer a supportive learning environment that balances fundamentals of craftsmanship with creative freedom.


The Mission College Art Department offers a comprehensive curriculum of courses including:

  • Art Appreciation and Art History
  • Two and Three dimensional Design
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture and Metal Casting
  • Metalsmithing (Jewelry)
  • Ceramics
  • Digital art
  • Furniture Design (Woodworking)
Career Options
  • Art Librarian
  • Art Therapist
  • Graphic Design
  • Art Conservator
  • Arts Administration
  • Education/Teaching
  • Publishing/Journalism
  • Visual Resources Curator
  • Museum/Gallery Professional
  • Computer Art/Animation Specialist
  • Furniture Design

Mission College Events

Art & Music Events

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Contact Information

Administrative Specialist
Leticia Jimenez

Department Chair:
Mark Engel

Brian Miller

AA Degree/Certificate
Gainful Employment
On-Campus Art Gallery