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Welcome to the Art Department!

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Art Department provides a quality arts education and assists students in achieving their artistic and career goals.

In addition to offering an Associate of Fine Arts degree, the Art Department also provides an opportunity to explore a variety of arts media. We contribute to the liberal arts education of all students by offering introductory studio courses in drawing, ceramics, glass, digital media, painting, photography, and sculpture, as well as art history and art appreciation.

We prepare individuals to build their portfolios or transfer to a Bachelor of Fine Arts program at a 4-year college or university.

Academic Options

An Associates in Fine Arts degree (AFA) allows students in the arts to transfer to a four-year college or university and prepares them for a career in the arts.  Upon completion of an AFA, students have the option to pursue a wide variety of majors. Areas of study include: studio arts (including drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, and sculpture), arts administration, art education, curatorial studies, art history, and art therapy.

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Art Department Events   Art Department News

Associate in Fine Arts Portfolio Exhibition - on view in the Visual Arts Center March 23 - April 18th. Opening reception on Tuesday, March 24, 6-7:30pm.





ARCC Art Department student work in the Star Tribune!!!
Aaron Dysart receives a 2015 Minnesota State Arts Board Grant!!
College Art Faculty Receives $10,000 Arts Grant
Art Faculty Aaron Dysart is a winner of the St Paul Knight Arts Challenge!
Art Faculty Laura Migliorino and Anthony Marchetti will have work in the exhibit 'Perspectives', showcasing photographers that have been awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant in 2012-2014. Exhibit on view October 10-March 20, 2014.











Full Time Faculty 

Rachel Breen    email

Mark Lambert    email
Marko Marian    email

Anthony Marchetti     email

Laura Migliorino    email

Rick Schneider   email

Part Time Faculty
Margaret Bussey    email

Greg Dickerson    email

Aaron Dysart    email

Nikki Vahle-Schneider  email

Lab Assistants

Jessica Shimek    email

Erick Wiger    email