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Art - Area of Concentration (AOC)

Are you interested in exploring your creative side? Or is your life goal to carve out a professional career in the arts? No matter your intention, let Allegany College of Maryland's Art AOC give you the instruction and preparation you need to make art a part of your everyday life.


Student PaintingStudying Art at Allegany College of Maryland fosters creative and personal growth. As you earn your Associate of Arts degree in Arts and Sciences with an Area of Concentration in Art, you'll gain a greater understanding and improve your own technique.

Our hands-on curriculum is studio intensive to help you develop your portfolio -- a plus when submitting your application for transfer to an art institute or university program. We offer opportunities for independent and directed studies to further develop your art techniques. In addition to the traditional classroom setting, we also offer online courses.

As an Art student, you'll have a chance to judge submissions for our college's award-winning literary magazine, Expressions. Outside the classroom and labs, you'll enjoy field trips to Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C. as well as Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwaters and other places of interest.

You may also have the chance to display your work on our campus; our college proudly boasts four art galleries with constant rotation of shows. In addition, the surrounding area is home to a vibrant arts community with galleries, theaters, and fine arts community events.

Course Info

As an Art student, you'll expand your knowledge and technique through a variety of challenging courses, including:

  • Art Appreciation
  • Introduction to Art Techniques
  • Visual Imagery
  • Design I and II
  • Printmaking
  • Drawing I and II
  • Painting I and II
  • Ceramics I

A full listing of program courses and their descriptions can be found in the credit catalog.

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Career Info

Graduates of our Art AOC enjoy rewarding and enriching careers as:

  • Art Administrators
  • Artisans
  • Artists
  • Art Teachers/Educators
  • Advertising and Public Relations Specialists
  • Cartoonists
  • Fashion Designers
  • Gallery Curators
  • Historians
  • Illustrators
  • Interior Designers

 *Some Art careers may require a bachelor's degree.

View Salary Information from the U.S. Dept. of Labor


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Faculty/Staff Info
Robyn L. Price, Professor

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A.A., Allegany College of Maryland

B.S., M.Ed., Frostburg State University

Additional graduate study at Frostburg State University

Jenna Gallion, Assistant Professor and Program Chair

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B.S., Frostburg State University

M.A., Oklahoma State University

Shannon Nichols, Adjunct Instructor

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B.F.A., Frostburg State University

Suzanne Stultz, Adjunct Instructor

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A.F.A., Anne Arundel Community College

B.F.A., University of Maryland

M.Ed., Frostburg State University