Austin Community College District

Arts & Digital Media Division 

The Arts & Digital Media Division offers certificate and degree programs to enrich lives, enhance understanding, and prepare students for employment by cultivating skills in the fine, performing, digital & visual arts.  

Whether you are interested in taking transfer courses, earning an associate degree or certificate, or simply expanding your horizons, take advantage of our broad range of learning opportunities at ACC.

A Message from the Dean’s Office

Welcome to the Arts & Digital Media Division at Austin Community College, where we are committed to a culture of innovation and inclusive excellence. Our programs are widely known throughout central Texas and we offer a wide variety of programs for you to explore. Housed at our newly renovated Highland Campus, our new teaching, creative, and performance spaces serve as a catalyst for supporting the creative economy of Austin and beyond. 

Arts & Digital Media classes and programs provide exciting and real-world educational opportunities for students from all backgrounds and interests. We offer hands-on learning on the most up to date technology and equipment as we aim to position our students to be successful in reaching their educational and career goals through an interdisciplinary pathway of leading-edge industry technology training and integration, university transfer preparation, and personal enrichment. 

Arts & Digital Media faculty and staff are skilled educators, industry professionals, and experts in their fields who are dedicated to student success. As you explore our programs, events, publications, and offerings, we hope you will see that your story starts here.

Perry Crafton, Dean of Arts and Digital Media

ADM

Featured Event

Viscom Portfolio Show — Fall 2022

Viscom Portfolio Show — Fall 2022

Viscom Portfolio Show — Fall 2022 A showcase of graduating graphic design and visual design student’s work from ACC's Visual Communication Department. Come view work from ACC's graduating graphic design and visual design students! Meet the designers of the future,...

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On Campus, in Our Galleries

Learn more about The Art Galleries 

Gallery 2000 HLC 2.2450

Cultivating Community through Art: Sam Coronado's Serie Project and its Continuing Legacy

This exhibition highlights the wide-reaching influence of Sam Coronado (1946 – 2013) former ACC professor, artist mentor, and Chicano art movement icon. Coronado’s teachings and guidance made a lasting impact on Austin’s artistic community and many others beyond Texas borders. A substantial element to his legacy is the grant-funded Serie Project (1993-2013), which provided new opportunities for hundreds of emerging and established artists to learn screen-printing techniques by producing prints at Coronado Studio, located in the Austin neighborhood of Montopolis. 

Coronado’s commitment to equity, inclusion, and education reverberates through his work at the Serie Project, his time at ACC, and his mentorship to students. Coronado ensured that the high-quality works made at the studio were reproducible, affordable, and represented the viewpoints of undervalued communities. This exhibition demonstrates the far-reaching impacts and new opportunities that can be cultivated through persistence and dedication to the arts.

Sam Z. Coronado, Quince II, 2011, screen print, 44 x 35 in.

Gallery 4000 HLC 4.2105

2022 Juried Student Art Exhibition

The 2022 Juried Student Art Exhibition features artworks created this year by ACC students. The exhibition contains works made in a variety of 2-D and 3-D media. All ACC students were welcome to submit artworks to the exhibition.

A student-led committee of Gallery Interns selected the artworks for display. The exhibition will be held in Gallery 4000 at ACC’s Highland Campus from November 5-December 8, 2022.

Avery Lundy, Piecing Myself Together, 2022, digital print, 17 x 11 in.

Art Lab, Building 4000, Downstairs

Art Lab

Welcome to Art Lab!

 

TAG Art Lab is an exploratory space for students to create, curate, exhibit, and install artworks. For Austin Studio Tour 2022, TAG former and current interns as well as students from three ACC Fine Arts clubs were invited to curate the space and create a student artwork exhibition.
ACC Student Organizations:
3D Art Club
Clay Club
Student Organization for Fine Arts (SOFA)
3D Art Club, What Does It Matter?, 2022, installation