Arts, Media, and Performance Pathway

Are you creative? Do you enjoy artistic expression?

Are you interested in the fields of animation, graphic design, art, art history, interior design, video production, museum studies, or theatrical production?

We offer 21 certificates & degrees that can help you start a fun and rewarding career.

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Meet Your Personal Success Coach

Every Los Angeles Mission College student has access to a success coach to support you throughout your educational journey. Our coaches can assist you with any question you may have about your chosen Pathway, and they can also help with financial aid, admissions & records, and enrolling in classes.

Michael J Griggs
Phone: (818) 833-3328 ext. 7207
Location: Welcome Center

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Program Mapper

Need guidance on what classes to take? We have a great tool available to help you plan your college and career path – View the Arts, Media & Performance Program Mapper

Arts, Media, and Performance Programs

Area of Study Transfer Degree Degree Certificate Skill Certificate
Art AA
Art History AA-T
Art, Gallery and Museum Studies AA
Commercial Photography C
Competitive eSports Event Producer C
Digital Interior Design C
Digital Media Production & Streaming C
Film, Television, and Electronic Media AS-T
General Studies Arts & Humanities AA
Interior Design AA C
Multimedia Studies Animation & 3D Design AA C
Multimedia Studies Graphic & Web Design AA C
Multimedia Studies Video Production AA C
Painting AA
Studio Arts AA-T
Theatre Arts AA-T

Arts, Media, and Performance Programs of Study

Deborah Paulsen - Vice Chair, Professor - Studio Art
Adam F. Scott - Assistant Professor - Studio Art

The Art Programs at Los Angeles Mission College include Associate Degrees for Transfer in Studio Art, Associate Degrees in Art, Painting, and Gallery and Museum Studies. The focus of our programs provides a foundation in drawing, design and visual literacy. Careers in art include: Curator, Museum Preparator, Gallery Owner, Artist, and Designer.

Tom Folland, Ph.D Associate Professor - Art History

Art History includes Associate Degrees for Transfer in Art History
Careers in art include: Art Historian, Art Critic, Curator

James Lemmon Associate Professor Interior Design

The Interior Design Program at Los Angeles Mission College is the only program of its kind offered at the nine Los Angeles Community College District campuses. Our associate's degree and certificate programs in Interior Design facilitate academic transfer to four-year institutions and provide a thorough and analytical foundation of the Interior Design field that will enable students to practice professionally and serve their community with safe, functional, and innovative interior spaces.

Our comprehensive curriculum is intended to adapt to industry standards and changing economic conditions and is taught by highly qualified design professionals who prepare our students to perform in a variety of interior design occupations.

Robert Cucuzza Associate Professor Theater

The core of the Theatre Arts program at LA Mission College are the theatre productions that we present each semester. These fully-produced shows provide our students with many opportunities for practical experience in all areas of theatre production.

For production photos and complete information about each show, please visit our show website at

Animation, Video Production / Cinema, Graphic Design

Curtis Stage Department Chair/Professor Multimedia/Photo
John Huynh Associate Professor - Video Production & Cinema

Multimedia prepares students for high-demand and high-wage careers in the entertainment and design industries. We offer degrees and certificates in animation, video production, and graphic & web design in our state-of-the-art facility.

We provide hands-on training from industry professionals who promote teamwork, communication, and innovative creative thinking skills that are essential to landing highly competitive jobs.

Joshua Wentz D.M.A Associate Professor Music

A degree in studio arts provides the foundation and can lead to many careers in art and design such as: artist, illustrator, graphic and web designer, photographer, animator, architect, interior designer, fashion and costume designer, product designer, set and exhibition designer, educator, art therapist, exhibition curator, art critic, art historian, museum preparator, and art conservator/restorer.

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