Draw, paint or photograph your way to a career in the arts! Denver is a city rich in arts and culture with many opportunities for visual artists working in any medium.

About the Program

The studio arts, art appreciation and art history classes at CCD will help you embrace your creativity and focus it towards a career in which you create and thrive. Many talented artists have gone on to prestigious four-year institutions to continue their education and launch successful careers. Visual Arts classes at CCD are a perfect way to explore your creative options while earning a degree. You will find yourself drawing, painting, sculpting, designing, photographing and truly creating your future career in the arts.

Scholarship Available for Art Students!

The Mel Carter Art Scholarship is awarded to a talented visual arts student currently enrolled at CCD and selected by visual arts faculty. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of talent and not on your financial need. Deadline to apply is November 30th!

Former fine arts professor Mel Carter established this endowment.

It honors his legacy while celebrating outstanding CCD art students.