welcome to
The art department
of Palomar College

We have one of the most comprehensive programs of study in Southern California. We offer a wide range of degree programs and have numerous transfer relationships with both the University of California and California State University systems as well as private art schools in the area.

Our goal is to ensure that you are well prepared to move forward with your education, if that is your intention, and our courses are structured to direct your learning to that end. We also recognize that many people take art courses for personal enrichment or to enhance their job skills. This blend of students helps to make our department a vital, dynamic learning environment for everyone.

For an even more immediate, on-site look at our Art Department, be sure and check out the Arts Media Lab blog.

For general information, please contact Paul Helling at 760-744-1150 x 2302.

news, Events, and things going on…

The sale is coming! Check out the dates and times on THIS PAGE.
Students: Remember the scholarship deadline is approaching. Your applications must be in by 3:30 on Monday, April 25 to be considered. Judging will take place the following day. 

The student show and Art department open house are also approaching (click on poster link below). The show opens in conjunction with our open house, friday May 6th at 5:00 PM. Food, demonstrations, exhibits, and a chance to talk with instructors. Don’t miss it!