Bakersfield College

Picture of side of art building at Bakersfield College

Degrees & Certificates

General Education Patterns

There are three patterns BC students can follow to complete their general education requirements here or successfully transfer to a CSU or UC:


Degrees and Certificates

The Bakersfield Art Department offers the following degrees and certificates:


What can you do with a degree in Art?

Skills Needed

  • Ability to work well with others
  • Imagination and creativity
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Flexibility
  • Good reading, writing and editing skills

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
  • Hospitals
  • Interior design departments
  • Libraries
  • Local historical societies
  • Magazines
  • Museums and galleries
  • Newspapers/publishing houses
  • Universities

Typical jobs held by former art majors:

  • Advertising Artist
  • Advertising Designer
  • Aerial Photographer
  • Airbrush Artist
  • Animator
  • Antiques Dealer
  • Architectural Model Builder
  • Architectural Renderer
  • Art Administrator
  • Art Buyer
  • Art Conservator
  • Art Consultant
  • Art Critic
  • Art Dealer
  • Art Director
  • Art Exhibition Coordinator
  • Art Historian
  • Art Teacher
  • Art Therapist
  • Artist
  • Artist's Agent
  • Assistant Curator
  • Auctioneer Transporter
  • Audio Visual Designer
  • Bank Note Designer
  • Billboard Artist
  • Book Designer
  • Book Jacket Designer
  • Book Illustrator
  • Bookplate Designer
  • CAD Designer
  • Calligrapher
  • Car and Bus Card Designer
  • Caricaturist
  • Cartoonist
  • Catalog Illustrator
  • CD/Record Cover Designer
  • Ceramic Artist
  • Cinematographer
  • Color Expert
  • Computer Graphics
  • Copyist
  • Costume Designer
  • Costume Illustrator
  • Courtroom Artist
  • Curator
  • Decorator
  • Designer
  • Digital Retoucher
  • Direct Mail Designer
  • Display Artist
  • Display Designer
  • Display Painter
  • Drafter
  • Editorial Illustrator
  • Engraver
  • Environmental Designer
  • Etcher
  • Exhibit Designer
  • Fabric Designer
  • Fashion Artist/Designer
  • Filmmaker
  • Floral Designer
  • Freelance Designer
  • Furniture Designer
  • Game Designer
  • Gallery Owner
  • Gemologist
  • Glass Blower
  • Graphic Arts Technician
  • Graphic Designer
  • Greeting Card Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Industrial Designer
  • Interior Decorator
  • Internet Designer
  • Jewelry Designer
  • Label Designer
  • Landscape Architect
  • Layout Artist
  • Magazine Designer
  • Magazine Illustrator
  • Mannequin Decorator
  • Mechanical & Production Artist
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Memorial Designer
  • Millinery Designer
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • Motion Picture Animator
  • Motion Picture Artist
  • Motion Picture Scenic Designer
  • Municipal Graphic Designer
  • Mural Artist
  • Museum Artist
  • Newspaper Designer
  • Newspaper Illustrator
  • Newspaper Layout Artist
  • Photographer
  • Photojournalist
  • Printmaker
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Professor of Art
  • Product Designer
  • Public Artist
  • Publication Designer
  • Quick Sketch Artist
  • Sculptor
  • Set Designer/
    Illustrator
  • Silhouette Artist
  • Silkscreen Artist
  • Stained Glass Artist
  • Stencil Cutter
  • Still Photographer
  • Textile Designer
  • 3D Animator
  • 3D Modeler
  • 3D Texture Artist
  • Topographer
  • Toy Designer
  • Trademark Designer
  • Typographer
  • Upholstery Fabric Designer
  • Video Game Designer
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