School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts, 505-428-1731
An Associate in Art and Design degree provides students with skills in one of the three disciplines of woodworking, ceramics or jewelry. Entrepreneurial and design skills prepare the graduate for self-employment as a professional artisan. Students develop highly refined skills in one-of-a-kind creation of functional and non-functional objects concluding their studies by creating a portfolio of craft objects leading to employment or the launch of their own business.
NOTE: A.A.A. degrees are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in specific occupations; they are not generally intended to transfer to four-year institutions. For more information on transfer, refer to the Transfer of Credit section of this catalog, or speak with an academic adviser.
Students can earn the following certificates included in this degree: