Arts

Associate Degree. Transfer.

An acknowledged leader in the Visual Arts, our department employs working professionals, exhibiting fine artists, and award winning designers and art directors. Numerous national and international awards attest to the reputation and creativity of our students and faculty alike. Our Visual Arts students have gone on into the employ of such greats as Industrial Light and Magic, praised in the pages of Communication Arts magazine, and filled positions all over the nation and abroad.

Students approaching their first steps into higher art education are welcome to contact us anytime and are welcome to enroll early.

About Arts

Kilgore College offers general education, art and design courses necessary to apply to a university program in the arts and/or enter into your own professional practice. The Fine Arts Program provides a comprehensive range of foundation art courses. These courses are a combination of studio practice and academic lecture. The art major gains complete instruction in art foundations as outlined by the Coordinating Board’s Transfer Curriculum in the Visual Arts. The Advertising & Graphic Design Technology Program prepares you for staff positions and freelance assignments where you might design commercial packaging, print publications, book covers, annual reports, websites, advertisements, mobile apps, brands and identities, and much more. Students are trained in the leading industry standard software and in conceptual thinking, ideation, and professional practices. Hard work and personal commitment are expected of Visual Arts students, but the faculty also recognizes the value of enjoying the creative process. The Visual Arts faculty sponsors the KC Visual Arts Club which provides students with opportunities to meet and share in creative, social, and educational activities outside the classroom. Club field trips are organized to visit fine art studios and design agencies in the region, to glimpse the work of professionals succeeding in the industry.

Degree Plans in the Visual Arts

Fine Arts

A full 60 credit hour degree plan that offers general education, fine art, and design courses necessary to apply to a university program in the fine arts. The Visual Arts Department of Kilgore College provides a comprehensive range of foundational courses. These courses are a combination of studio practice and academic lecture. The art major gains complete instruction in art foundations as outlined by the Coordinating Board’s Transfer Curriculum in the Visual Arts.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

A full 60 credit hour degree plan with an emphasis in advertising, graphic design, and art direction that prepares students for a career as a design professional. Instruction focuses on an applied, conceptual skill set through the development and application of the creative process, conceptual thinking, and visual problem solving, Courses focus on client driven projects such as print design, web development, visual branding, and commercial illustration.

GRAPHIC DESIGN CERTIFICATE

A shorter 30 credit hour certificate that covers the technical applications, conceptual thinking, art direction, and illustration techniques. General education for completing the core curriculum is not included. The certificate is a great option for someone looking to brush up on their creative and technical skills sets, or add new skills sets to create more value in your present employment. The certificate if also good for those curious about the graphic design industry.

ANNE DEAN TURK FINE ART GALLERY

Located within the Anne Dean Turk Fine Art Center, our gallery space curates a diverse series of artistic exhibitions that captivate, inspire, and challenge both the student body and the community at large. Our mission is to provide a dynamic space for emerging and established artists alike, fostering a vibrant cultural dialogue within the campus and beyond. Join us on a visual journey that celebrates the power of imagination and the beauty of diverse perspectives.

Gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is free.

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This program helped me find my passion, my voice, and a career I love.
SOFIA CILK
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