Inspiring Others Through Creativity
While SMCC students earn their Associate Degree, they can participate in award-winning theatrical productions at our state-of-the-art Performance Art Center, explore the ancient art of storytelling at the SMCC Storytelling Institute, or harmonize in our unmatched Music Department.
In addition to core classes offered for transfer, our imaginative art program offers night studio classes in Painting and Ceramics. Much of the unparalleled artwork created at South Mountain has been permanently incorporated into the architecture of the campus.
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- About 62 percent of artists and related workers are self-employed.
- Keen competition is expected for both salaried jobs and freelance work because the arts attract many talented people with creative ability.
- Artists usually develop their skills through a bachelor’s degree program or other postsecondary training in art or design.
- Earnings for self-employed artists vary widely; some well-established artists earn more than salaried artists, while others find it difficult to rely solely on income earned from selling art.