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The tragic shooting in Oregon serves as a sobering reminder that safety and security is both our individual and collective responsibility, and each of us contributes in important ways.

Over the weekend, the FBI and ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) notified all area colleges and universities of social media posts directing threats of violence at an institution of higher learning near Philadelphia on Monday, October 5. While there is no threat against a specific college or university, the advisory reminds us we must vigorously monitor our surroundings and work together to keep the city safe.

The College’s Department of Safety and Security has increased security and is working with the Philadelphia Police Department to increase patrols on the College’s Main Campus and the West, Northwest and Northeast Regional Centers.

Please report suspicious activity to security at (215)751-8111 or call extension 5555 from a College phone. Call 911 to report any active threat to law enforcement.

Art and Design

Bring Your Creative Vision to Life

Our Art and Design program will help you explore a range of media, increase your practice skills and sharpen your sense of design. You will learn basic visual skills, elements and principles of design, and specific characteristics of several media while gaining a broader perspective through art history and theory. Throughout the program, you will learn progressively advanced levels of drawing, and of black-and-white, color and three-dimensional design. In addition to a strong Liberal Arts core, this program also includes elective courses in ceramics, painting, graphic design and photographic imaging, all held in spacious, well-lit studios, plus hands-on activities like manual and computer-based techniques. Art and Design's cornerstone course, portfolio development, is where you will learn how to impressively showcase your work, which is necessary in order to transfer to a bachelor's degree program.

Degree Options

Associate in Arts, and transfer to a four-year college

Career Options

  • Graphic design
  • Painting
  • Illustration
  • Industrial design
  • Fashion design
  • Crafts
  • Sculpture
  • Digital imaging and animation
  • Textile design
  • Art photography


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