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Welcome to the Fine Arts Department at GWC

The Fine Arts Department at Golden West College offers a complete course of study, including Art History, 2D Design, 3D Design, Ceramics, Drawing, Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. There is also a dedicated Fine Arts Gallery showing student and professional work through out the school year.

Each course offered in the Fine Arts area is designed to enhance the ability of the first time art student and to strengthen the skills of the returning art student. All courses offered in the art area are transferable to State schools and many are also transferable to UC or other schools.

We serve over 1,500 students each semester and strive to give each student the best educational experience possible. Our knowledgeable faculty and staff are dedicated to providing each student with the very best art education possible.

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Fine & Performing Arts Brochure

Download the 2015-16 Fine & Performing Arts Brochure [PDF]

Be a Friend of the Arts

As a Friend of the Arts at Golden West College, you will enjoy many special benefits including complimentary refreshments at all Theater department plays, invitations to opening night festivities for various Fine and Performing Arts events, guest lectures and demonstrations, and invitations to backstage and costume shop tours.

Please consider supporting the arts at GWC by joining one or more of the following:

• Friends of Theater
• Friends of Choral Music
• Friends of Instrumental Music
• Friends of Dance
• Friends of the Fine Arts Gallery

For just $50, you can join a Friends group, or for $200, you can become a member of all five! Your annual donation to support the arts at GWC is tax-deductable and allows us to continue bringing the magic of the Fine and Performing Arts to our community. We greatly appreciate your generosity in supporting a vibrant and dynamic arts program at GWC!

To become a Friend of the Arts, call 714-895-8772 (Arts and Letters Division), 714-895-8316 (GWC Foundation), or join online at