Art History and Studio Art

Trinidad State Junior College’s Art Department is a lively environment full of opportunities and pathways for individuals interested in pursuing their art interested. Students learn the traditional methods of Art creation and research as well as contemporary theory and practices. Nestled in the blooming arts community of Trinidad, students and faculty work closely with local and state organizations to provide vibrant learning and career opportunities. Trinidad State offers an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree with designation in Studio Art or Art History. This A.A. is a guarantee transfer to Colorado Public four-year schools. No matter your ultimate career goals, Trinidad State Art Department offers diverse options for the creative problem solver in the 21st century.

  • Degree/Certificates:
  • AA - Art History
  • AA - Studio Art




Sample of Multiple Career Paths:
- Fine Artist
- Museum and Gallery Curator/director/owner
- Non-Profit Art Director/Coordinator
- Archivist
- Art Consultant/Agent
- Art Director
- Marketing and Advertisement
- Critic and Journalist
- Historian
- Medical Illustrator
- Fashion Designer| - Product Designer/Industrial Designer
- Illustrator/Comic Book Artist
- Special Effect Consultant
- Tattoo Artist
- Educator

Art Department Course Information:
Guaranteed Transfer Classes
Class Descriptions:
Art Appreciation
Art History Ancient – Medieval
Art History Renaissance – 1900
Art History 1900 – Present
Studio Courses
Class Descriptions:
Visual Concepts 2-D Design
Visual Concepts 3-D Design
Drawing 1&2
Painting 1&2

Studio Facilities at Trinidad State
Drawing
Painting
Printmaking
Ceramic
Jewelry

Aspin Borja, After Van Gogh, Acrylic on Canvas, 2019


Transferable Degree with Designation
With a Studio Art or Art History Degree with Designation, you can enter as a junior majoring in Studio Art at the following four-year schools:
• Adams State University
• Colorado Mesa University
• Colorado State University - Fort Collins
• Colorado State University - Pueblo
• Fort Lewis College
• Metropolitan State University of Denver
• University of Colorado - Boulder
• University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
• University of Colorado - Denver
• University of Northern Colorado
• Western State Colorado University

With the A.A. degree you can enter as a junior majoring in Art History at the following four-year schools:
• Colorado Mesa University
• Colorado State University-Fort Collins
• Metropolitan State University of Denver
• University of Colorado - Boulder
• University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
• University of Colorado - Denver
• University of Northern Colorado
• Western State Colorado University

Advisor information:

  • Student Success Center, Trinidad Campus
    Phone: 719-846-5026
  • Learning Center, Valley Campus
    Phone: 719-589-7063