Throughout history, no culture has ever persisted without some form of art. The fine arts - painting, sculpture, and architecture - express our culture. The applied arts touch an infinite list of things in our environment from packaging, magazines, web design, and television to interior design. A liberal education that does not include familiarity with the history and language of art is lacking. The primary purpose of TCC’s art program is to develop a basic historical, conceptual, and technical education in art. Believing that the artist’s success is dependent on both creative vision and technical expertise, the program encourages excellence, critical inquiry, and experimentation.