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Art + Design

Digital Art  |  Fine Art  |  Graphic Design  |  Photography

You're an out of the box thinker, problem-solver, and you've dreamed about a career in a creative industry. The art + design field is limitless, exciting, and expansive.

At Harford Community College, we offer a variety of art + design programs that prepare you for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor’s degree. Students take core art + design courses with the remainder in their concentration. Does time-based media, animation, motion graphics, game design, special effects and multimedia seem like fascinating career options to you? Digital arts is for you. If you dream of being a fine artist, illustrator, or art educator— love art and want to strengthen your artistic voice—a concentration in fine art may be your choice. Want a challenging profession where you’ll create visual forms and concepts for clients that establish brand identity, communication and marketing strategy for both print and web? Choose graphic design. Is photography your thing? We have a certificate and degree programs for this.

Program Overview

PROGRAMS AND NO. OF CREDITS REQUIRED:

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS
Digital Art: 60
Fine Art: 60
Graphic Design: 60
Photography: 60


ASSOCIATE OF FINE ARTS
Digital Art: 60
Fine Art: 60
Graphic Design: 60
Photography: 60

CERTIFICATE

Photography: 18

 

CONTACT:
GRAPHIC DESIGN
Kenneth Jones
443-412-2326
kjones@harford.edu

DIGITAL ART
Kenneth Jones
443-412-2326
kjones@harford.edu

FINE ART
Jim McFarland
443-412-2247
jmcfarla@harford.edu
or
Heidi Neff
443-412-2276
hneff@harford.edu

PHOTOGRAPHY

Jeff Rollinger
443-412-2350
jrollinger@harford.edu  

Admissions
443.412.2109

ACCREDITATION
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

 

Harford's small, student-centered, and flexible learning class options are the ideal learning environment for your art and design studies.

WHAT KIND OF COURSES CAN I EXPECT TO TAKE?  

Develop a strong background in art and design through required courses and electives like these at Harford:  

  • FUNDAMENTALS OF 2D + 3D DESIGN
    TIME BASED MEDIA
    STUDIO DRAWING
    DIGITAL MEDIA CULTURE
    DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
    DIGITAL FOUNDATIONS

WHAT CAN I DO WHEN I COMPLETE THIS PROGRAM?

With a degree in art and design at Harford, you can prepare for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree while gaining foundational knowledge in art and design.

Top Transfer Destinations
  • Maryland Institute College of Art 
  • UMBC 
  • University of Delaware 
  • Towson University 
  • Stevenson University 
  • Salisbury University 
  • University of Maryland 
  • Savannah College of Art + Design
  • Hood College
Potential Careers
  • Web Designer
  • Game Designer
  • Animator
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Fine Artist
  • Character Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Art Director
  • Creative Director
  • Commercial Photographer
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Scientific Photographer

 

 

WHO TEACHES THIS PROGRAM?

At Harford, our award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of industry and classroom experience to professionally mentor and guide you through your program.

 

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

You've taken your first step into a larger world of possibility for yourself and your future. Now is the time! Reach out and apply, request more information, or visit our campus.