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Art + Design

ACC Art + Design

ACC Evening with the Arts 2022

The Art & Design Program within the Olin H. Joynton Fine Arts Center offers three degrees that allow for a variety of creative career paths. The Associate of Arts in Fine Arts degree prepares a student to transfer to a 4-year institution. The Associate of Arts in Graphic Design degree also prepares a student to transfer to a 4-year institution. The Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design degree prepares a student to begin a professional career upon graduation. In addition to preparing for a 4-year institution or entering the workforce, each of the degree programs also offer the opportunity to simply enrich one’s life with a greater appreciation of art & design.

ACC Art Student painting a sculpture

Students work one-on-one with faculty in two-hour class sessions that include lecture, critique, technical demonstrations, and hands-on studio time. At the end of each semester, students experience the process of displaying their work in a grand exhibition called “An Evening With the Arts.” Open to the public, this event has a long history of sharing ACC student work with the community.


  • Associate in Arts -- Fine Arts
  • Associate in Arts -- Graphic Design
  • Associate in Applied Science -- Graphic Design

Creativity is consistently ranked among the top skills businesses need to thrive in the future. Below is a diverse list of categories for creative-based careers.

  • Fine Art
    • Fine Artist, Art Conservationist, Mural Artist, Tattoo Artist, Special FX Makeup Artist, Book Illustrator
  • Graphic Design
    • Design Director, Logo Designer, Book Designer, Magazine Designer, Typographer
  • Web Design
    • Web Designer, User Interface Designer, User Experience Designer
  • 3-D Product Design
    • Industrial Designer, Model Designer, Jeweler, Weaver, Glass Artist, Ceramicist
  • Organization/People Management
    • Art Teacher, College Professor, Private Art Instructor, Art Therapist, Art Dealer, Art Dealer
  • Writing/Analytical
    • Art Historian, Arts Administrator, Arts Blogger, Graphic Novel Author
  • Fashion/Textiles
    • Fiber Artist, Dressmaker, Embroiderer, Fashion Designer, Costume Designer, Textile Designer, T-Shirt Designer
  • Spatial Design
    • Architect, Urban Designer, Interior Designer, Theater Set Designer
  • Digital/Multi-Media
    • Animator, Concept Artist, Digital Illustrator, App Designer, Video Editor, Video Game Designer, YouTube Video Creator
  • Photography
    • Fine Art Photographer, Advertising Photographer, Fashion Photographer, Photo Journalist, Director of Photography
  • Display/Arrangement
    • Gallery Owner, Exhibition Preparator, Museum Curator, Personal Stylist, Floral Arranger, Exhibition Planner

Upcoming Events

An Evening with the Arts Student ExhibitionAn Evening With the Arts: Friday, May 6 at 7pm-8pm. The exhibition will remain on display through Friday, May 13. ACC's Olin H. Joynton Fine Arts Center Art & Design Gallery. Hours: M-F, 10am-5pm.
Friday, May 6, 2022, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
with live music, refreshments, & desserts
Alpena Community College Fine Arts Center

Past Events:

Triptych: ACC Fine Arts Faculty Exhibit
Join the ACC Fine Arts program for Triptych: ACC Fine Arts Faculty Art Exhibition. This art exhibit is going on October 14th through November 24th in the Olin H. Joynton Fine Arts Center. There will be an Opening Reception on Thursday, October 28th from 5-7 p.m. Stop on by to see just how talented the faculty are!

Apply today!
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Fine Arts Program Advisor Brian Schorn

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