Art Department  

Group of art students in a classroom


Welcome to City College of San Francisco’s Art Department!

As artists and art historians, our mission is to promote creative and critical thought through a wide range of disciplines. Our art curriculum is offered to the community via online, hybrid and in person art classes.

Our students have the opportunity to:

  • Engage in a visual literacy that is based upon the understanding of historical and contemporary artistic cultures and trends
  • Evaluate artwork using discipline specific terminology and skills.
  • Develop a series of projects that demonstrate critical analysis, creative thinking, technical skill in a variety of media, as well as the exploration of content and personal approach.
  • Recognize opportunities of problem solving in the processes of creation.

The Art Department offers an Art History Associate Arts Transfer Degree and Associate Arts Transfer Degree in Studio Arts.

Our courses support students whose art making experience ranges from beginning to advanced and whose goals range from transfer to professionals.

We look forward to working with you in reaching your artistic and educational goals and invite you to contact us with any questions about our courses and program.