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The GRCC Visual Arts Department fosters artistic growth, enabling students from diverse backgrounds to achieve their goals of developing specific skills, personal expression and appreciation for art. GRCC students and faculty contribute to the continuing vitality of the arts in our community and beyond through their creative work and service. 


In July of 2015, our Visual Arts department was reaccredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. GRCC's new accreditation runs through the 2023-24 academic year.

The NASAD evaluators found GRCC’s Visual Arts programs to be very successful.  They had the highest praise for our faculty.

Both of the site visitors noted that the student work on display in the department and in the Collins Art Gallery, particularly in the areas of photography, drawing, and painting, frequently showed a level of achievement beyond what they witnessed from students in their 3rd and 4th years at their own institutions.


GRCC is proud to be an ArtPrize sponsor, featuring faculty, student, alumni and community works.