Art and design programs at CCV allow you to combine your skills in creativity, communication, design, and technology to prepare for work in the broad area of arts and media. Certificate programs provide opportunities to explore animation and film, photography and graphic design, social media and digital marketing, and a variety of studio art disciplines. Certificates can be applied to the design & media studies associate of arts degree, where you’ll get a firm grounding in visual and verbal communication, design software, and the creation of a professional portfolio. Whatever path you choose, you’ll be well positioned for the workforce or further education.

CCV programs are stackable, meaning they build on one another as you progress toward your goals. Individual classes can be applied to credentials, credentials to certificates, and certificates to degrees. Check out our certificate to degree maps and explore the stackable program options available to you.

Art & Design Programs




Transfer Pathways

Did you know that nearly half of CCV graduates choose to continue their education beyond an associate degree? To make transfer seamless, easy, and affordable, CCV has agreements with other institutions across Vermont and throughout the region. Early planning can help you follow a clear transfer path.

Workforce Pathways

In today’s workplace, industry-recognized credentials carry earning power. At CCV, we offer credentialing and training opportunities at our locations around the state and online. These programs have been designed from the ground up with input from Vermont employers on the skills and knowledge they’d like to see workers equipped with. Get credentialed, get trained, and get your next promotion.

Credential and Training Benefits:

  • Increased earning potential
  • Industry-recognized credentials
  • Earn while you learn
  • Short-term program options

Visit our online catalog for complete and comprehensive program and course information.

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Alumni Success Story

Andrea Otto
Exploring Creativity at CCV

Andrea works at Catamount Arts as a community liaison, and says that the education she received at CCV helped prepare her for her career. “I liked that the instructors   were all local community members who were working in their fields…and had a deep understanding of our local community and were sharing that with us as students,” she said.

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