AP ARTWORK_WEBAP Art has lead many students into successful careers. Surprisingly, it takes more than talent to be a successful AP Art student.

In AP Studio Art-Drawing and Painting or AP 2D Design, students earn college credits that can help prepare them for a career in the Arts. These classes are demanding courses that require talent, creative thinking, cognitive choices, risk taking and excellent time management. During the course, students submit twenty-four works of art to their portfolio. During their senior year, AP Art students submit a Concentration- a body of 12 works, connected, yet different that explore a specific visual problem. Students graduate with a solid portfolio that they are able to use as part of their presentation to colleges.

The Visual Arts Department has had many talented students leave SFC and pursue an art related career. Many SFC alumni became passionate about art at SFC and carved out a career in field including:

  • Andy Holder, Art Center of Design (Pasadena)- Freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer who is also a fine arts exhibiting artist

  • Lauren Bullock, Pepperdine- professional photographer

  • Noah Watkins, PLNU- Graphic designer who works for Sony Entertainment-designer for online games

  • Jenna (Little) Chasse, SDSU- Interior design, working for a design firm in Del Mar, California

  • Marissa Quinn, BFA and MFA from APU- Professional artist who exhibits in galleries and does commissioned work

  • Alex Synder, Parsons (NYC)-Architect

  • Karlee Shoemaker, USC – Marketing manager for Live Life Fashions, and Creativer Director for their web site http://www.8thstory.com/, an international fashion distributor.

There are currently many SFC alumni studying an art related major in colleges such as Parsons, Rice, Baylor, Cal Poly, and Savannah College of Art and Design with several graduating and entering the workforce this May. Although many talented SFC AP Art students are pursuing careers outside of the fine arts, it will always be a part of their lives.