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Art + Design

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Program Overview

Art + Design

Looking for a career that encourages creativity? Art + Design students graduating with an associate's degree leave Delta College prepared to pursue gainful employment at regional art galleries, design firms, photography studios or printing businesses. They are also primed to successfully transfer to four-year colleges and universities to obtain Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in art, art history, design or graphic design. 

Delta College art department faculty members are practicing professional artists or designers, as well as professional art and design academics. They each bring their own wealth of creative and professional experiences into the classroom. The faculty members in the Art + Design program prepare students to achieve proficiency in traditional, new and emerging visual arts and technologies. They annually exhibit their work in Delta's gallery and throughout the community.

Earning Potential

Interested in a career in art and design? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays or logos. You may also use a variety of different mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

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Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual communications media, such as print, broadcasting and advertising, as well as direct workers who are engaged in art work or layout design.

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are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

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of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.

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are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Teach and help students explore fine arts.

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are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

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of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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About Delta's Program

The art history courses and art and design studio courses at Delta build a solid foundation and develop a student’s academic, conceptual, creative, critical, formal, historical, technical and theoretical skills. Delta’s art faculty have a legacy of engaging the Delta College centers and main campus, surrounding communities and regional businesses with accomplished art and design excellence.

One of the best things about Delta College is the opportunity to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands of dollars. It's a smart choice to get your associate's and then transfer on.

For information about how your Delta courses will transfer to universities, check with the admissions office of your transfer institution. You can begin exploring how classes will transfer with the Michigan Transfer Network.

Option 1: Transfer agreements

Transfer agreements are contracts signed by the presidents of each institution guaranteeing transfer of specific courses or pathways.

Delta has signed transfer agreements to continue your art studies with:

  • College of Creative Studies
  • Saginaw Valley State University

Option 2: MiTransfer Pathway in Art

Delta works with many colleges and universities to provide special multi-institutional, associate-to-bachelor’s degree transfer pathways. Upon completing this pathway, you would earn an Associate in Art, including the major courses listed below. 

Major courses that transfer to your transfer destination: 

  • ART 151W – Art History & Appreciation I
  • ART 152W – Art History & Appreciation II
  • ART 111 – Drawing I
  • ART 115 – Two-Dimensional Design
  • ART 116 – Three-Dimensional Design

Transfer destinations:

Interested? Make an appointment with academic advising to discuss your options. An advisor can help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you seek. Regular meetings with your advisor are strongly recommended to stay on track for graduation. 

Why you should choose Delta

Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.

LEARN MORE ABOUT TUTORING

Hands-on experience

Delta College Galleria:

  • Year-round exhibitions by contemporary artists
  • Artist lectures and informal gallery talks
  • Annual faculty exhibition
  • Annual student exhibition

Internship opportunities:

  • In-house graphic design
  • Graphic design studio
  • Studio internships
  • Gallery assisting
  • Photography studio assisting

Local and national Art + Design awards and scholarships:

  • League of Innovations Annual Art Competition
  • LAND Fine Arts & Illustration Competitions
  • Gary Laatsch Art Scholarship Competition
  • Peter and Suzanne Frantz Art Award Endowment
Honors Program

The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!

LEARN MORE ABOUT HONORS

 Study abroad
 

Want to travel and see the world? You can do that at Delta. And get college credit while you do. Every year Delta offers study abroad opportunities.

Why study abroad?

  • Experience a new culture
  • Improve your foreign language skills
  • Make lifelong friends
  • Find new interests
  • Looks good on job applications
  • Personal growth

MORE ABOUT STUDY ABROAD

Facts & Figures

Student to professor ratio
With a student to professor ratio of 16 to 1, our students get personal attention.
Michigan
80% of grads from the last five years live in the tri-counties, 97% live in Michigan.

 

Related Programs

Delta College offers over 150 degree, certificate and training options. Continue exploring and advancing your education with these related programs: