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Learn More About Art:
Imagine inviting your friends and family to the premier of your film or the gallery opening of your one-person paintings, drawings or ceramics show. At East Los Angeles College, dedicated professional artists-professors encourage their students to innovate and excel. An ELAC arts education integrates advanced technology and traditional skills so graduates are well prepared to meet the challenges of the information age. ELAC offers courses in art history, drawing, painting, ceramics, multi-media, animation, comic book design as well as traditional graphic, typography and communication design. East Los Angeles College boasts art graduates who are part of a vibrant community of artists whose work shapes the perception of culture on the local, national and global stage.
Success = Great Teachers
Art Department faculty members are distinguished professional artists and scholars. Their teaching philosophy is based on a practical, disciplined, scholarly pursuit of the visual arts and a strong commitment to innovation and student success. In addition, professional working artists representing major film studios, independent commercial design and advertising agencies, university art schools are members of the Art Department Advisory Board ensuring that curriculum reflects current industry practices.
Success = Content, Creativity & Technology
The Visual Art/Fine Art programs include art history, ceramics, design, drawing and painting. The Art Projection Auditorium and studio-based classrooms are equipped with smart room technology, including digital projection and audio capabilities. All studio spaces have been designed to accommodate unique curriculum requirements for each discipline. An emphasis on facility design ensures a creative and positive learning environment. Vocational Art programs include two Media Art labs, an Audio/Post Production lab and an Animation lab housed in the modern Technology Center. All computer-based labs contain state-of-the-art equipment, including the latest hardware and output devices with a variety of software for traditional-computer generated animation, graphic design and multi media applications. Collaboration with the East Los Angeles College Vincent Price Art Museum, home of the college's extensive art collection, provides a valuable resource for faculty and students. Students are invited to attend artist lectures and shows of internationally recognized artists as well as participating in annual student exhibitions.
Success = University Transfer
An ELAC associate degree and completion of lower division university academic requirements prepares graduates to transfer to university programs in drawing, painting, ceramics, art history, graphic arts, animation, and multimedia both the California State College and University of California systems. In addition, ELAC art program graduates create individualized portfolios that are an important component when applying to a four-year public or private university.
Success = Career Connections
The Art Department offers several certificate programs designed to provide students with entry-level skills for careers in the art industry. Directed studies courses in the visual arts help students hone their portfolios so they are prepared for employment. Internships are encouraged so students gain work experience in industry to prepare students for a professional art career.
Success Costs Less @ ELAC
Tuition is low, less than $400 per semester for a full time student who is a California resident. Plus, we make it easier for working students to attend classes by providing support services such as loans, financial aid, childcare, tutoring, scholarships, health care and more.
Admission is Easy
Anyone 18 years or older qualifies for admission to East Los Angeles College. People under 18 qualify if they have graduated from high school or have passed the California High School Proficiency test. High school students may concurrently enroll at ELAC with the consent of their parents and high school and get an early start on their college education and pay no tuition. Applications and information to register for day and evening classes are available from the Admissions Office by calling 323.265.8966 or visiting us on the web at www.elac.edu.
East Los Angeles College - 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez - Monterey Park, CA 91754-6099 - Campus Phone: (323) 265-8650
Last Updated: 8/19/09