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New Fall Arts Classes Will Unleash Student Creativity

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Discover your creative spark at Vance-Granville Community College! VGCC’s Fine Arts & Humanities department announces the launch of three brand new arts classes this fall. These new offerings expand the College’s collection of hands-on artistic classes where imagination and problem-solving skills meet.

Students may find specific details for the courses listed below on the Fall 2024 16-Week Schedule, listed on Vance-Granville’s Class Schedules page.

Intro to Graphic Design (ART 275)

This course introduces students to the field of graphic design. Emphasis is placed on the basic concepts of visual communication, the design process, and the ability to evaluate and discuss design issues in a critical manner. Upon completion, students should be able to use contemporary design software and visual language techniques as they apply to creative visual problem-solving involving typography, image manipulation, symbolic representation, and page management while being responsive to the relationship between client, designer, and audience.

Sculpture I (ART 281)

This course provides an exploration of the creative and technical methods of sculpture with focus on the traditional processes. Emphasis is placed on developing basic skills as they pertain to three-dimensional expression in various media. Upon completion, students should be able to show competence in variety of sculptural approaches.

Storytelling (DRA 126)

This course introduces the art of storytelling and the oral traditions of folk literature. Topics include the history of storytelling, its value and purpose, techniques of the storyteller, and methods of collecting verbal art. Upon completion, students should be able to present and discuss critically stories from the world’s repertory of traditional lore.

For more information on these classes, VGCC’s Associate in Fine Arts degree, or Fine/Performing Arts at Vance-Granville Community College, please contact Betsy Henderson at or (252) 738-3371.

Vance-Granville’s Fall 2024 semester begins Thursday, August 15.

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