Ocean Campus

Enjoying a full range of classes in Art History and studio art subjects, students learn about art from around the world from prehistoric to contemporary times and from introductory to advanced levels, in a broad range of art disciplines.


Mission Campus

Contributing to the dynamic and supportive campus, the Art Department offers Art History courses including Ancient Art & Architecture of Latin America and History of Modern Art as well as studio art courses such as Basic Design and Basic Drawing.


Fort Mason Campus

With its primary focus on the studio arts, Fort Mason offers 48 class sections for students who are pursuing a degree as well as for those seeking enrichment.

We offer courses in Ceramics, Design, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture. The Basic Design and Basic Drawing courses are offered in a hybrid format that allows students to learn via online content and once a week, three-hour class sessions.  


Legion of Honor

Art history classes at the Legion of Honor offer students a unique opportunity to study the history of art among some of the world’s greatest paintings and sculptures in the Beaux-arts building that is located in Lincoln Park.

Students explore the museum’s stellar collection of European art with art historians in a variety of classes ranging from ancient to modern art. Specially arranged tours with instructors and museum docents make the discovery of art, history, and culture an enriching experience. Classes are held in the luxurious and elegantly refurbished Gunn Theater located next to the museum café.

Come join a City College class at the Legion of Honor and receive a year-long pass to the general collections of the Legion and the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park.

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Given easy access to downtown galleries and museums, we offer an Art History course at this location in support of our art community.  Subjects range from the History of Modern Art to Contemporary Art and integrate routine visits to venues such as SFMOMA.