Aspiring art students can build their portfolios at Anoka-Ramsey while exploring art and design history, theory, styles, movements and individual artists.
Who We Are
Art Department faculty are inspiring teachers and accomplished artists whose work has been featured in galleries, museums and community exhibits nationally and locally. Faculty encourage all students to explore their creativity through introductory art courses in drawing, ceramics, glass, digital media, painting, photography and sculpture, as well as art history and art appreciation.
Meet Rick Schneider
Master of Fine Arts (MFA), University of Wisconsin; Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History, University of Wisconsin
Degrees We Offer
The department offers two degrees:
More About The 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 Arts in Art and an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) 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 (BFA) program at a four-year college or university.
Visit ARCC Visual Arts to learn more!
2 pm, Wednesday, Oct. 4
2nd floor VAC by the couches
The Friendship Forest
Outside near the science building on the Coon Rapids campus.
Oct. 6, 12 pm
'The Music All Around Me'
Juried Student Art Exhibition
On view in the Music Department 2nd floor hallway.
Oct. 6 - Nov. 12
'The Music All Around Me'
Juried Student Art Exhibition Award Reception
Performing Arts Center (PAC).
Oct. 12, 5 to 6 pm
Meet Our Students and Alumni
Meet Arie PerryArie PerryArts & CommunicationAFA Fine Arts
"Even though I wasn’t sure of the best degree for me, I am glad I choose the AFA in Arts degree! Anoka-Ramsey offers one of the best programs in the Minnesota."
Meet Chris JoppChris JoppArts & CommunicationArt
"Anoka-Ramsey is a great stepping stone to a four-year degree. You will spend a lot of hours at school making things that you might not understand at the time, and in the process you will develop a weird family-like bond with a strange cast of characters that you will fondly yearn for in the near future. You will love it."
Meet Aaron BeckerAaron BeckerArts & CommunicationAFA Art
"I love the Art program at Anoka-Ramsey, and they have the best staff. The faculty make you feel good about the path you’re taking, and the college has scholarship programs to help out financially."