The Los Angeles City College Art Department is committed to offering an extensive program of courses for students whose goals range from a career in fine arts or graphic design to those pursuing personal enrichment. We offer the AA degree in Fine Arts and Graphic Design as well as two year programs aimed at transfer to the University of California and California State University systems. Our students may also choose private schools such as University of Southern California, Art Center College of Design, and Otis College of Art and Design, Woodbury University, and Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.

Our faculty of working professionals teach art as both a subject and an activity. Our courses provide a foundation in visual knowledge and theory and training in the techniques of art-making. We recognize the uniqueness of the individual and encourage exploration of her/his creative talents by emphasizing art experience and potential in a diversity of cultures. The relationships among the arts are emphasized and enrollment is encouraged in other arts disciplines.


The Los Angeles City College Architecture Division of the Art Department  has an exciting new Program with three primary objectives:

  • Prepare students for admissions and transfer into accredited architecture schools;

  • Prepare students with sufficient skills and knowledge for the job market in architecture, interior design, construction management, and construction;

  • Provide information and insights for those who simply want to learn something about architecture and design. We offer a full range of architectural courses, including the use of CAD and computer 3-D modeling    as part of the design and drawing process.

The architectural profession is very exciting field and currently is very strong. For more information, contact Wayne Chiu at for more information and/or consultation.