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Welcome to the LACC Visual & Media Arts Department

Our courses provide a foundation in visual, practical, and theory based knowledge.The Visual & Media Arts Department faculty is comprised of working professionals who teach art, art history, photography, and journalism as both a subject and an activity. We recognize the uniqueness of individuals and encourage exploration of their creative talents by emphasizing art experience and potential in a diversity of cultures. We emphasize the relationships among the arts and encourage enrollment in multiple arts disciplines.

We offer a broad selection of classes in a department that stresses an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach between its disciplines.The Los Angeles City College Visual & Media Arts Department is committed to offering an extensive program of courses for students whose goals range from a career in fine arts, animation, multimedia, graphic design, gallery and museum work, art history, photography, and journalism to those pursuing personal enrichment. We offer an AA degree in Fine Arts and Graphic Design, an AA-T transfer degree in Art History, a certificate of achievement in Graphic Art Communication, a Vocational AA Degree in Applied Photography, Certificates of Achievement in Digital Photography and Photojournalism, Skills Certificates in Digital and Darkroom Photography, an AA-T transfer Degree in Journalism, and a Vocational AA Degree in Journalism.

Our two-year program aims at providing professional industry-standard, career technical training, while successfully transferring students to the University of California and California State University systems, as well as to private colleges, universities, and art colleges.

 Contact Us

Laurel Paley
Department Chair
CHEM 119C
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2519
paleylh@lacitycollege.edu

Nicole Belle
Department Vice Chair (Media Arts)
CHEM 105 / 119D
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2830
bellent@lacitycollege.edu

Rhonda Guess
Journalism/Newspaper Advisor
Chem 206A
(323) 953-4000 ext.‚Äč2832
guessrd@lacitycollege.edu

Photography Labs
Chemistry 010
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2833

 Office Hours

Laurel Paley
Office Hours: 
Tuesday & Thursday: 9am - 10:30am

Photography Facility Hours
Monday: 1pm - 9pm No Lab
Tuesday - Thursday: 9am - 4pm, 5pm - 10pm
Friday: 9am - 3:30pm

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Phone: 323.953.4000

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