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
Digital Design & Painting, Graphic Design and Illustration,
Multimedia, Web Graphics.
New Media program information.
culinary arts/hospitality management
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.
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
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Preparation for entry-level employment or position advancement
in the field of interior design, interior decoration and home
furnishings, or for further study.
Design program information.
music/commercial music (general education/transfer)
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.
Commercial Music program information.
theatre arts/film (general education/transfer)
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.