Light streaming through an art installation creates intricate shadows on a wall.
Visual Arts Program

Chipola College offers art courses at ranging from beginning drawing to three dimensional design. Students may take one or more art classes to satisfy graduation requirements, although many students elect to take art classes for personal enlightenment. Many community members have enrolled in art classes to learn to draw, paint, or better understand the arts. Art majors are expected to take the basic art curriculum, including Art Appreciation, Art History Criticism I and II, and courses in drawing, design, painting, and crafts.

The Visual Arts program at Chipola is conducted in a large newly renovated multipurpose art studio. A new student gallery provides exhibition experience for art students. The Center for the Arts Art Gallery offers a professional gallery for shows by guest exhibitors and student art.

Glass horns art piece

Academic Plan

Academic Plans are educational plans of courses of study for specified majors designed to help the student complete a degree in a timely manner. The plans are updated each academic year with the most current information available from the universities.

Academic Plans are specific to the university where a student plans to transfer.  Universities change their requirements regularly. While academic advisors, faculty and staff provide significant academic planning and related assistance to students, completion of all degree requirements, and the process of monitoring progress to that end, is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

Course Syllabi

A course syllabus is an academic document that communicates information about a specific course and explains the rules, responsibilities and expectations associated with it. A course syllabus outlines connections between learning outcomes and content, as well as pedagogical practice to guide students in their learning.


Visual Arts Scholarships

Chipola College offers scholarships to talented high school graduates with acceptable academic records and art aptitude who plan to pursue studies as art majors.

Scholarships in various amounts, up to full tuition and fees, are awarded on the basis of talent and academic record. Students with financial need may seek additional assistance through the college's Office of Financial Aid and the Chipola Foundation.

All candidates must interview with the Director of Fine and Performing Arts and present a portfolio of the candidate's own work.