The Mission of the Art Department is to provide the highest quality art instruction for all students. The art curriculum encourages the exploration of a wide variety of ideas, methods, materials, and media. Students are exposed to both historic and contemporary approaches and theories of art and art making.

The Art Department provides an educational environment where students explore their creative potential, gain visual literacy, engage in artistic production, and develop creative problem solving skills. Introductory and specialized arts coursework provides students with diverse opportunities to meet liberal studies interests, attain an AFA or AA with Art Emphasis degree, or for potential transfer into a four-year program.


Work and learn in a spacious, inviting art environment at Normandale Community College. Facilities include a Ceramics/Sculpture/Glass Studio and a Design/Printmaking Studio in addition to Drawing and Painting studios, Mac Computer Lab and a Photography Darkroom. Our resources page will tell you more about these studio spaces.


At Normandale you can enroll in introductory and specialized arts coursework that provides you with diverse opportunities to meet liberal studies interests or attain a two-year degree in art. The Normandale Art Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). An art education at Normandale will provide you with a solid foundation for a career in the arts and potential transfer into a four-year program.


Our Fine Arts Gallery is an integral part of the Art Department's curriculum. You will have opportunities to learn from artists who often participate in the school environment and to exhibit your own best work in the annual student showcase.