Some of the Art Department programs maintain individual websites. A summary of those programs follows.
The Graphic Arts / Computer Graphics curriculum is designed to prepare students as graphic artists for careers with graphic design printing companies and other media firms. Students are encouraged to develop a wide variety of skills in order to be better prepared for a range of job opportunities. Placement often depends upon the portfolio of completed work, willingness to move to a different area, and job availability.
The Interior Design curriculum is designed to prepare creative students in the various fields of Interior Design. The job market is varied and offers positions such as Interiors Salespersons, Product Representatives, and Interior Design Services (self-employed or associated with small shops or consultants for large department stores and furniture outlets). Special competency areas can be directed toward textiles/fabrics, furniture and floor covering, remodeling and space design, corporate office space decorating, model homes, etc. This two-year program includes courses that will give graduates the professional skills needed to secure an entry-level job, as well as the option of continuing to study Interior Design at the university level. More information on the Interior Design website.
Upon completion of the AA degree or Certificate of Achievement in Multimedia, students will have developed interactive multimedia projects integrating graphics, text, sound, animation, and video for World Wide Web and CD-ROM. Jobs in the multimedia field include programmer, Web developer, producer, multimedia project manager, production assistant, writer, designer, graphic artist, and interface designer. Jobs for multimedia professionals are mainly in the fields of education and training, sales and marketing, advertising and public relations, and entertainment. The pay for multimedia professionals is above average. Multimedia development is a growing field and employment for both contractors and full time employees will grow.
Did You Know…?
The Ohlone College Foundation offered over $100,000 in scholarships in the Spring 2011, Spring 2012, and Spring 2013 semesters!
The Photography Certificate of Accomplishment signifies that students have acquired skills in fundamental processes of photography including color and design with emphasis on creative expression. This certificate helps students develop concepts and skills that will enable them to develop creatively in the fine arts.