Future Students

One of the unique features of the Visual Arts Center is the integration of our academic courses and technical training courses. We offer many options and it’s hard to choose just one. We know that taking one course can move you along in another direction. That’s okay. Our programs have broad foundation coursework that transfer among our many degree and program options. You may find that the breadth of coursework allows you to change your direction without losing ground. Be sure to check in with a faculty advisor within your first quarter so we can get to know you as soon as possible.


Below are notes for your planning.


There are no prerequisites required before you can begin taking courses in art, art history and visual communications. However, we strongly encourage English 100 or ESL 100 and Math 070, or satisfactory COMPASS testing placement for English and Math if you are pursuing a 2-year degree.


Students wishing to transfer credits into Shoreline should meet with faculty advisors.


Students wishing to eventually transfer on to a four-year school should meet with faculty advisors to fulfill general education and distribution requirements.


For students in the VCT degree program, a 2.0 GPA is required for VCT and ART courses; students may seek to obtain faculty waivers, or, will repeat courses for which their grade is below 2.0.


Apply for Admission