Bakersfield College

Picture of side of art building at Bakersfield College


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.

Read the Art Department Blog.

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:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles, elements, and language of art/design.

  2. Demonstrate the ability to critique their own work, as well as the work of other students; and defend their creative choices verbally.

  3. Demonstrate an understanding of a portfolio or “body of work.”