Arts & Humanities

Visual and Performing Arts

Arts & Humanities focus on a variety of subject matter, including art, art history, theater, film, the human condition and more.

Many subject areas draw upon arts and humanities in understanding basic developments and progression through time, including history, religion, communications and languages.

If you are interested in arts and humanities courses, you may also be interested in Philosophy & Religion or English.

Watch video to learn about the Art Studio at GateWay Community College.

Art Courses

We offer several art courses, including ART111: Drawing I. This course examines the fundamental principles of drawing and can serve as a prerequisite course for additional courses. Other art courses include the following:

ART 122: Drawing and Composition II
ART298AC: Special Projects in Drawing
ART112: Two-Dimensional Design

ART151: Sculpture I
ART152: Sculpture II
ART298AC: Special Projects in Sculpture

ART161: Ceramics I
ART162: Ceramics II
ART298AC: Special Projects in Ceramics

Students are given several opportunities to showcase their work.

Art History Courses

Students may study various subjects in art history, including ARH101 - Pre-History to the Renaissance. This course focuses on paintings, drawings, sculptures, architecture and artistic expressions, and require no prerequisites. Other areas of study include:

ARH101: Prehistoric through Gothic Art
ARH102: Renaissance through Contemporary Art (also offered in Prague, Czech Republic summer session)

Humanities Courses

We offer a mix of courses, including HUM250 - Ideas and Values in the Humanities. This course presents an historical analysis of the interrelationships of art, architecture, literature, music, and philosophy from the early civilizations to the Renaissance, including western and non-western cultures. Other courses include:

HUM205: Introduction to Cinema
HUM210: Contemporary Cinema
HUM245: Introduction to Holocaust Studies
HUM250: Ideas and Values in the Humanities (up to the Renaissance)
HUM251: Ideas and Values in the Humanities (Renaissance to the modern period)

THP112: Acting I
THP212: Acting II

Program Location

Washington Campus 

Program Cost

Associate in Arts: $5,774*

*Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on the tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.



Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.