Keystone logo
Santa Barbara City College Certificate of Achievement in Drawing
Santa Barbara City College

Certificate of Achievement in Drawing

Santa Barbara, USA

1 Years


Full time

Request application deadline

Request earliest startdate

USD 419 / per credit



The Certificate of Achievement in Drawing provides students with a comprehensive set of drawing skills that are critical to pursuing a wide array of career paths. This certificate will help you build the drawing competency necessary to pursue careers in fields including: Art, Illustration, Animation, Fashion, Gaming Design, Product Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Architecture and Landscape Design.

The Art Department’s mission is to provide students an innovative and comprehensive foundations level education in Art and Art History. Our faculty foster material experimentation, creative thinking, intellectual rigor and an informed world view. We encourage debate and exposure to differing viewpoints as an essential part of artistic and academic growth. The department is committed to an innovative, inclusive, and equitable pedagogy and works toward the success of every student.

We offer multiple modality learning environments through a) an art studio or art history curriculum for Art majors b) a structured program for majors from other departments such as Multimedia Arts, Interior Design, Graphic Design or Photography or c) as an important complement to coursework for students in a wide variety of majors across the SBCC campus. The department offers courses in two-dimensional design, three-dimensional design, drawing, painting, printmaking, artists’ books, ceramics, sculpture and art history to provide the student a full background and the necessary training to either transfer to another institution or proceed independently. We see many of our students successfully move on to art schools, four year institutions and professional careers. We also have exhibition and professional development opportunities available to students through our Atkinson Gallery programming and lecture series.

Art History faculty hold PhDs and Studio faculty hold MFA degrees and also maintain their studio practice as an integral function of their commitment to solid pedagogy. Each full time faculty acts as coordinator of the following media specific service areas.

  • Joy Kunz, Art History
  • Stephanie Dotson, Printmaking
  • Armando Ramos, Sculpture
  • Christopher Ulivo, Painting
  • Stephanie Washburn, Drawing

Atkinson Gallery

The Atkinson Gallery is SBCC's showcase for the visual arts and an essential component of the Art Department. The Atkinson hosts up to six contemporary art exhibitions each academic year that feature regional, national and international artists working in various media and styles. These exhibitions allow students to directly engage with expert examples of what they learn in their classrooms. The gallery also hosts a series of public lectures by artists and art historians regarding their work and current issues in the field. The Atkinson's director leads student and community groups to discuss programming with a focus on visual literacy and critical thinking. Our annual student exhibition allows students to participate in a professional art exhibition with artworks produced as part of their coursework. In addition, through the gallery's internship program, a group of students are selected each year through a competitive process to work in the gallery where they gain hands on training in curating, research, marketing, exhibition design, and arts administration. The Atkinson Gallery maintains a vital commitment to our local community and reaches a broad audience due to unique programming that is free and open to the public.

John Connelly, Atkinson Gallery Director

SBCC offers a Transfer Agreement Guarantee (TAG). A TAG is a contractual agreement between the student, SBCC, and specific four-year colleges or universities. This includes six University of California ( *UC) institutions, six California State Institutions (CSU), seven California private institutions, nine out-of-state institutions, as well as Honors Transfer Agreements with ten institutions and 8 CSUs without campus impaction. Students must enroll in the TAG program and work with a TAG advisor. Please click here to learn more on the TAG program website.


Scholarships and Funding


Program Outcome

About the School