Pasadena City College, Home of the PCC Lancers

Visual Arts and Media Studies

Joseph Futtner, Interim Dean
Room: CA102
Telephone: 626-585-7238
Email: jlfuttner@pasadena.edu

VAMS students making pottery

The Visual Arts and Media Studies Division offers over one hundred and forty courses listed in the College catalog in the areas of Studio Arts, Design, Art History, Photography, Journalism, and Theater Arts. The areas of Studio Arts, Design and Photography recommend a foundation sequence of five core classes in art history, drawing, two-dimensional design, three-dimensional design, and photography. These programs serve students seeking to transfer to four year public and private institutions of their choice, work toward an AA Degree or earn a certificate in Career and Technical Education.

The Division also prepares students for professional careers in a number of art fields and offers a number of Career and Technical Education certificates of achievement in Graphic Design, Advertising Graphic Design, Product Design, Product Design-Technology, Product Design-Graphics, Photography, Digital Media-Graphic Design, Computer-Assisted Photo Imaging and Digital Media-Interactive-Multimedia Design and Cinema Production/Filmmaking. Pending approval are certificates in Illustration and Environmental design.

Studies in Art include art history, drawing and figure drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, illustration, ceramics, jewelry and crafts.

Studies in photography/film include both wet and digital photography with emphasis on portraiture, fashion, product and architectural photography, experimental, black and white, color processing, and digital imaging, as well as courses in filmmaking, film art and history of film.

Studies in design include illustration, jewelry, crafts, graphic design, advertising graphic design, product design, product design-technology, product design-graphics and digital media-graphic design.

The Visual Arts and Media Studies Division is the home of the Digital Media Center which is funded by a grant received through the California Community College Economic and Workforce Development Program. It serves as a virtual network for new media and entertainment professionals, providing a strategic liaison between industry, education and the community and offers an AA degree, certificate programs, contract education, hands-on training workshops, a distinguished lecture series, and regional and statewide conferences. The Digital Media Center offers courses in digital media, interactive and multimedia design, computer assisted photo imaging and digital media graphic design.

The Media Studies includes courses in Theater Arts, Communications and offers certificates of achievement in Journalism-Printed Media, Public Relations and Photojournalism.

The college Art Gallery is an integral part of instruction. Each year it mounts eight exhibitions, which reflect professional work representing the disciplines taught in the division. These include guest curated exhibitions, a juried student show, a scholarship exhibition, a faculty exhibition, and the Artist in Residence exhibition. Posters and catalogues are periodically published. There is also a summer exhibition series of advanced student work, as well as numerous one day visiting artists and several guest lecturers throughout the year. There is also a film festival each year and a bi-annual sculpture competition; both with substantial awards.

In 1987, Pasadena City College launched an ambitious program bringing an internationally prominent artist for a weeklong stay on campus each year, where the artist would interact closely with students, faculty, and the community. During their residency, each artist produces works, lectures and demonstrates. The first twenty-two artists in residence have each donated a work of art to the college which is on exhibition in the Shatford Library. View our past Artists in Residence.

In the George and MaryLou Boone Sculpture Garden, situated in the center of our campus, several major pieces of sculpture are installed including works by Deborah Butterfield, Jack Zajac and Stephan Balkenhol.

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Disciplines


Art
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Communication
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Journalism
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Photography
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Theater Arts
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