As part of EFSC's commitment to provide a safe and positive college experience for every student, EFSC now requires all currently enrolled students to participate in an important online training program called "Think About It." Visit the course information page to learn more about its content and login to the myEFSC Portal before the December 1 deadline to begin the course.

Visual Arts

fine art

Students at Eastern Florida State College acquire strong basic skills in drawing, figure drawing, painting, pottery, design and sculpture, along with art history. Our art program focuses on traditional, fundamental, disciplines. In order for students to find their own voice and style, they need a solid foundation in classical, tough-to-learn fundamentals.

Fine art training at EFSC can lead to a gratifying career. Our graduates have the option to pursue advanced degrees or become an independent artist in their own studio, enhancing the cultural strength of the community as well.

Students can take art courses on both the Cocoa and Melbourne campuses. In Melbourne, courses are coordinated through the Liberal Arts Department.

To receive an Associate in Arts degree the student must complete a minimum of 60 semester hours of college level credit with 36 hours of that in general education courses. For those students who are planning to major in art the first two years of study will reflect the basic foundations. To transfer to a university or college with a parallel program in art, you must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in all general education and art classes.

The course sequence and class search links to the left will help you explore specific requirements. Plus please feel free to visit our classes and talk with our students and faculty — welcome to the arts.

Contact Us

Cocoa Campus:
Lance Henderson
Professor of Visual Arts

Melbourne Campus:
Joanna White
Assistant Professor of Art

Training for the Next Stage

Jon Oxford

Megan Nelson

EFSC Graduate & Award-winning Artist

I am a first generation college student, who began in the dual enrollment program. The passion and love for the arts exhibited by the students and the teachers alike encouraged me beyond words. My professors honored my work in so many ways, and gave me the confidence to continue my education at UCF. Their support has gotten me through many hard times, and I wouldn't trade my experience at Eastern Florida for the world.