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  • Fine Arts and Humanities
  • Contact Us

    Pueblo Campus
    Shawna Shoaf 
    SJ Building, Room 223

  • Did You Know?

    PCC has its very own blues band, Deep Shelter, which plays at different venues around Pueblo.

  • Fast Facts

    Program Start Term: Every Semester

    Award: AA Transfer Degree

    Average Class Size: 20

    Program Length: 4 Semesters

    Part-Time or Full-Time: Both

    Course Availability: Day, Evening

    Program Locations: Pueblo, Fremont, Durango, Mancos

    The Fine Arts and Humanities Department stresses that everyone can live a more rewarding life by learning how to explore, create, and discover the value in what they do, regardless of what that may be! The course offerings include a wide range of classes in Art, Dance, Music, Theatre, Humanities and Philosophy. Students interested in Foreign Language have two AA degree choices in either French or Spanish. In all of the courses, students are given the opportunity to learn how to think creatively and critically and discover a broader World beyond the subject matter.

    Career Information
    While the Department's main focus is helping students meet the requirements needed for transfer to a four year college or university, a number of our students have taken courses to learn the skills needed to become practicing artists.

    What Will I Learn
    The Art Department offers a wide variety of studio classes from the foundation training in Drawing and Design, as well as a large number of special classes in ceramics, jewelry, painting and photography.  The Performance Arts give students a variety of offerings in voice, piano, guitar, and theatre.  In both the Visual and Performing Arts, students learn from instructors who are not just teachers, but professional artists or accomplished performers in their own rights. The PCC edge is that students do not just learn technique, but they learn how to showcase their talents.


    Fine Art
    The Fine Arts emphasis allows you to work as a professional artist or transfer to a four-year college or university to continue your education. This is a perfect way to explore your creative options while earning your degree.  PCC offers classes in design, drawing, painting, ceramic, photography, and jewelry making


    Theater, Music, Dance
    Along with music and dance, drama is one of the oldest forms of human expression. Theater courses introduce students to the theater as an art form and provide basic training in acting and production activities.


    Philosophy is a personally fulfilling topic to study and it teaches you to think.  Students pursuing a study area of philosophy in their AA degree are typically planning to pursue Bachelor's or Master's degrees. Courses offered include Introductory Philosophy, Ethics and World Religions.


    Foreign Language
    Studying a second language can directly enhance your chances of finding success on the following career paths: Interpreting & Translation, Business & Industry, Teaching, Media, Travel & Tourism, and Public Services. Foreign language skills also enhance your mobility and improve your chances for promotion and increased income. The Associate of Arts Degree with a Spanish or French emphasis from PCC will transfer to any of the state universities in Colorado.


    Our Experienced Faculty:
    Our faculty are Professional Artists who have a combined exhibition history of over 100 years of experience in their respective disciplines and are passionate about sharing what they have learned with the students. Collectively, we feel our role is not just to teach students subject matter, but how to be artists.

    Our Cutting Edge Facilities
    Our San Juan Art Gallery has continuous exhibits by professional artists from throughout the region and is also a place where our students can exhibit their work.  We have studio and lab spaces which are individually dedicated to jewelry design, ceramics, painting and drawing, film and digital photography, theater and dance, and music.  Our Art History and Art Appreciation classrooms are conveniently located next door to hands-on art studios.