Visual Arts Degree | Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, Pennsylvania


Develop Your Visual Art Porfolio in This Transfer Program

Visual Arts students

Westmoreland’s Associate of Fine Arts in Visual Arts program provides a foundation to transfer seamlessly to a four-year institution as a junior.

What Will I Learn?

Students will begin a direction in either two-dimensional or three-dimensional studio practice before moving to a senior institution.

The program is designed to develop technical, conceptual, creative problem-solving, visual and critical thinking skills that lay the groundwork for specialized academic study, self-employment or careers in creative industries.

Before degree completion, students undertake the art capstone portfolio class in their final semester. This class requires the student to stage a professional art exhibition or art internship project.

The components of this program develop a strong foundation in visual literacy that will equip students with a broad range of options for their future in the visual arts. View Visual Arts in the College Catalog

What Will I Earn?

If you plan to stay in the region, there are many occupations related to this program degree and certificates. In the 10-county region* surrounding Westmoreland County Community College, the earnings for occupations in this field go up to $39.77 per hour, with an average hourly wage of $17.21. 

It is important to remember that wages vary based on level of education, experience, job location and other factors. 

Source: Data provided by Lightcast™ ( 2023.1

* 10-county region includes Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland.