The mission of the Bakersfield College Art Department is to provide excellent instruction in the visual arts, to prepare students to make societal contributions by becoming citizens who are visually literate, culturally aware, skilled in creative problem-solving, and aesthetically sensitive.
The Art Department also features the Jones Art Gallery, which hosts various exhibitions throughout the year, including the Art Student Exhibition for BC students and Panorama Invitational for area high school students.
Program Level Outcomes: Art Department
At the end of an Art course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the principles, elements, and language of art/design.
- Demonstrate the ability to critique their own work, as well as the work of other students; and defend their creative choices verbally.
- Demonstrate an understanding of a portfolio or “body of work.”
What can you do with a degree in Art?
Organizations that typically employ Art majors:
- Adult & community programs
- Advertising agencies, newspapers & trade publications
- Apparel manufacturers/textile mills
- Arts councils
- Art schools
- Art studios
- Auction houses, photo agencies & studios
- Department and retail stores
- Film and motion pictures & media production companies
- Governments - local, state, and federal
- Graphic design firms
- Interior design departments
- Local historical societies
- Museums and galleries
- Newspapers/publishing houses
Career Paths for Art Majors
The Bakersfield Art Department offers the following programs:
- Art History Associate in Arts for Transfer
- Studio Arts Associate in Arts for Transfer
- Graphic Design Certificate of Acheivement
- Media Arts Certificate of Acheivement
- Photography Certificate of Acheivement
- Art Classes (ART)
General Education Patterns
There are five patterns BC students can follow to complete your general education requirements for graduation from Bakersfield College or successfully transfer to a CSU or UC. Find your pattern at General Education Patterns.