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Whether you like to draw, paint, sketch or create, Mission College's Art Department has something for everyone.

Located in our Art Annex as well as in the Gillmor Center next to the Vargas Gallery, we offer a wide variety of classes for any interest.

  • Earn a degree or certificate.
  • Take courses that satisfy UC and Cal State transfer requirements.
  • Take a class for fun.
  • Come to an art showing at the Vargas Gallery.
  • Many courses are just $46 a unit for an entire semester.


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Visit the Vargas Gallery

Located in the Gillmor Center the Vargas Gallery shows off work from our Mission College community as well as artists in Santa Clara County.

Arts Careers
Skills Needed
  • Solving problems
  • Collaborating with others
  • Networking among artists
  • Planning and installing exhibitions
  • Assessing client needs
  • Managing design and product
  • Seeing, drawing, and understanding form
  • Visualizing shapes, relationships and functions
  • Mastering use of color, space, and line
  • Thinking creatively
Explore Career Paths

If you don't know what to major in, or you already have a major but don't know how it translates into a career, start here. At Mission we can help you research your major and career options so you can make informed decisions. Read more about Career paths.

Art-Related Careers
  • Art Librarian
  • Art Therapist
  • Graphic Design
  • Art Conservator
  • Arts Administration
  • Education/Teaching
  • Publishing/Journalism
  • Visual Resources Curator
  • Museum/Gallery Professional
  • Computer Art/Animation Specialist
  • Furniture Design