Artists Computer2SWCC's art & design department offers a variety of art courses including studio courses such as painting, drawing, computer design, and ceramics; as well as fundamental arts courses like art appreciation and survey of art that may be applied as humanities credits toward the Associate of Arts degree. 

Art Education Option

The art & design department has an art education transfer agreement with Northwest Missouri State University for art education. A student's studio courses may be transferred into Northwest's art education program and be used toward a bachelor's degree.  View SWCC-Northwest art education course outline.

Graphic Design Option

A major in graphic design is another option for SWCC art & design students.  Students may work toward their two-year Associate of Arts degree taking courses related to graphic design. and then transfer to Northwest to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design. This degree includes specific studio arts courses, as well as courses in SWCC's business and technology department. View SWCC-Northwest graphic design course outline.

Art Club

While a student at SWCC, you'll also want to check out and join the art club, which is another great way to become involved with the art & design department while attending Southwestern.

InstructorKelly Devitt, art instructor


With each of the options listed above, 2+2 students enjoy dual enrollment with NWMSU through SWCC's Partnership Program.  That means students have access to NWMSU advisors, facilities, and events, while they are students at Southwestern.