Located in the beautiful Alabama Center for the Arts in downtown Decatur (see maps page, Calhoun’s Art program is a traditional art foundation program of accredited courses transferable to universities and art schools.

In this program, students can learn to draw, design, paint, and create computer art in large, well-equipped studios with natural lighting as well as fabricate 3D work in various media.

A survey of Art History from cave painting to contemporary insider and outsider art promotes understanding of the backgrounds and styles of other artists and motivates the designing of new works of art. After the completion of all art and academic courses, a professional portfolio is prepared with the guidance of a major faculty advisor to enhance employment as an artist, for scholarship applications, or to exhibit at universities or galleries.

The creative atmosphere and friendly attention of the staff and students at Calhoun encourages a student’s self expression in art.

This program is for those who plan to transfer to senior institutions and pursue a B.A. degree in art. Some courses are only offered once a year in the day program on the Decatur campus. Students should plan schedules with the advice of the art faculty. A formal review of a professional quality portfolio of the student’s art work is required upon completion of the program of study.

For more information contact:

Kathryn Vaughn
Art Instructor

Art Careers

Median Pay: $30,000 – $70,000

What you can do: Illustrator, Studio Artist, Art Instructor, Designer, Art Director, Art Historian, Museum Curator, Animator, Jewelry Fabricator, Mold Making, Criminal Visualization Artist, Diorama Construction, Conceptual Artist

Where you can work: Studios, Corporations, Freelance, Museums, Industry, Ateliers, Film Studios, Publishers

Job growth: Faster than average

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Art Careers