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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.

Building Map & Hours

Monday - Thursday 7am-10pm

Friday - 7am-4pm

Saturday - 7am-3pm

Sunday - closed


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Art Department Events   Art Department News

Upcoming events:

All for Art Juried Exhibition of ARCC Student Artwork - last day for submissions, February 4th, 2016. Accepted work will be on view February 11th - March 3rd., 2016. Opening reception February 11th 2016, 6-8pm.

ARCC Art Department Alumni Artwork Exhibition - application deadline January 18th, 2016. Click here for an application!

Art Club Meetings:

January 19th

February 16th

March 8th

April 19th

All meetings take place at 12:30-1:30pm in the VAC 2nd floor by the couches.



Art Department Faculty Aaron Dysart has work in the Fine Art Gallery at Normandale Community College through February 13th.
Art Department Faculty Laura Migliorino has work included in the exhibit 'Suburbia' at the Minnesota Historical Museum on view through March 20th.












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