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Chair: Sarah Mattson
American River College's art curriculum offers introductory and intermediate-level courses in a variety of art media, as well as courses in art appreciation and art history.
Art program information.

art new media
Chair: Matthew Stoehr
Digital Design & Painting, Graphic Design and Illustration, Multimedia, Web Graphics. Art New Media program information.

culinary arts/hospitality management
Chair: Brian Knirk
Preparation for a career in the food service industry, this program covers all phases of food service operation, including career assessment, sanitation, safety, equipment, food science, basic and intermediate culinary skills, purchasing, cost control, supervision, and restaurant management and production. The program includes courses and testing for certificates and diploma issued by the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association. Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management program information.

Chair: Bonnie Spencer
Two options are offered. The Apparel Design option prepares the student with those skills necessary to coordinate original design concepts with manufacturing and merchandising techniques. Apparel Merchandising provides training for jobs in fashion coordinating, promotion, visual presentation, management, merchandising, or ready-to-wear garments. Fashion program information.

interior design
Chair: Donald New
Preparation for entry-level employment or position advancement in the field of interior design, interior decoration and home furnishings, or for further study. Interior Design program information.

music/commercial music (general education/transfer)
Chair: Dyne Eifertsen
The programs offers a strong foundation in most aspects of music, as preparation for further study, including transfer to a four-year institution. Music history, theory, performance and applied study (instrumental, voice or keyboard) are offered. A program option is Commercial Music, with three possibilities: Business, Performance and Recording; Performance; and Recording.
Music program information.

Commercial Music program information.

theatre arts/film (general education/transfer)
Chair: Kathy Burleson
This program offers theory and activity in all phases of dramatic production, with students choosing either an acting option or technical option. Theatre Arts program information.

  American River College
4700 College Oak Drive
Sacramento, CA 95841
(916) 484-8011
Part of the Los Rios Community College District
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