Credit Programs – Center for the Arts

The credit program offers courses for 1, 2, and 3 credits.
For adult learners not interested in receiving college credit, any credit course may be taken on a NON-CREDIT basis. Classes open to all.

Areas of study:

Art History & Theory
Art Therapy
Digital Arts / Photography
Drawing / Illustration
Jewelry / Metal Design

Westchester Community College Center for the Arts is an official extension site of Westchester Community College. As such, credit courses offered at the Center may be used to fulfill the requirements of a variety of degree and certificate programs offered by the College. As a visual arts center, the credit courses are particularly relevant for students pursing the Associate of Arts Degree in Visual ArtsThe Certificate of Applied Art, and the Certificate in Digital Arts.

The Center offers hands-on, individualized instruction for all ages and skill levels, beginning through advanced, in day, evening, and weekend programs, with classes open to all. Prospective students wishing to explore their creativity may also investigate pursuing a part-time or full-time career in the arts and crafts. The center offers both the beginner and the more seasoned artist a wide variety of flexible and challenging courses.

3-credit classes in Photography, Computer Arts, Art Therapy, Art History, Drawing, Painting and Sculpture are offered four times a year.

2-credit classes in Painting, Drawing, Jewelry Design/Metal, Calligraphy, Glass, Ceramics, Sculpture, Art Portfolio for Teens, and Design are offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.

Special credit programs:

1-credit classes: Intensive and discipline-based offerings in Painting, Drawing, Jewelry Design/Metal, Calligraphy, Glass, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Design are offered three times a year: Winter, Summer 1 and Summer 2.

Pre-College Program/Credit Courses for High School Students: credit courses for high school students, with a focus on developing a portfolio for college admission, or for those who may want to investigate art as a career. High school students sixteen years old and over can explore career opportunities available to artists and designers before making the leap to college. The program expands their experience by providing an opportunity to work in studio facilities unique to the Center, and the opportunity to work with others who share a serious interest in art. Classes are offered on Saturdays during the fall and spring semesters and in the summer. Summer intensive courses run for three weeks, meeting four days each week.