The Commercial Art Associate in Arts Degree will prepare students to work in the fields of graphic arts and illustration. Students will learn how to do design layouts in advertising, print, and digital media and will learn to produce illustrations with commercial applications, such as for books and graphic novels, magazines and the web and for advertising, editorial, and technical purposes. The degree also prepares students for transfer to a four year university to continue their studies toward earning a B.A. in Commercial Art., Graphic Design, or Illustration.
"I chose the art program because I love to design and create things. The art major allows me to be creative and to pursue other opportunities in the field. ”
"The visual arts train creativity, enhance perception, and enable us to think and respond critically to all the visual information that surrounds us everyday. The Art Program at Porterville College prepares students for transfer to 4-year colleges and prepares students to work in graphic design, illustration, and other applied and fine art careers. Through the making and creating in our studio courses and engagement with the history of art in our art history courses, students learn all aspects of commercial and studio arts."