• Dr. Matilda Saenz
    Dr. Matilda Saenz

    Interim Vice-President 
    Instruction & Economic Development 
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    Mark Secord 
    Dean of Academics 
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    Kayla D. Jones 
    Assistant Dean of Academics 
    Cynthia B. Silvas

    Administrative Assistant
    Dean of Academics

    Email: czamora@coastalbend.edu 

    Phone: 361-354-2527
    • Fine Arts Division


           Phyllis Garcia - zPhyllis Garcia - Theatre Associate Professor
             Phone: (361) 354-2427
             Office: Latcham Academic Building - C148 

    • Bob Gomez PhotoBob Gomez – Adjunct Instructor
      ART, Kingsville

    • Luis Pena photographLuis Pena - Adjunct Instructor
      ART, Beeville

    • Cathie Tyler – Adjunct Instructor
      ART, Beeville                                 


  • The Fine Arts Division at Coastal Bend College offers a wide array of courses in the Fine Arts for the Associates in Arts degree completion, for transfer to 4 year institutions, as well as for personal interests and profession development. Whether you desire to become an artist, educator, or designer or complete another degree requirement, you will find what you are looking for in the CBC Fine Arts Division. Courses offered include: Design, Drawing, Painting, Watercolor, Glass Blowing, Art Appreciation, Listening to Music and Introduction to Theater. Our faculty enjoy teaching and helping both traditional and non-traditional students in appreciation of the arts and explore personal development and expression. We look forward to having you in our classes and helping you to reach your artistic goals.

    Areas of Study include:

    Studio Art (Professional Artist)
    Graphic Design (Advertising Professional)
    Art Education (Teaching Certificate)
    Coastal Bend College offers a two year, full accredited and transferable, Associate in Arts degree.


    The following are fifty Careers in Art that can begin at CBC:
    Advertising Designer, Architect, Art Consultant, Art Dealer, Art Materials Company, Art Director, Art Therapist, Art Education Public School, Art Product Demonstrator, Arts Administrator, Arts Sales, Arts Management, Arts Transportation Service, Cartoonist, Ceramic Chemist, Ceramic Designer, College/Univ. Professor, Comic Book/Strip Artist, Costume Designer, Environmental Designer, Fabric Designer, Fashion Illustrator, Fashion Designer, Frameshop Owner, Gallery Staff Workers, Gallery Owner, Gallery Director, Glass Artist, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Medical Illustrator, Model Maker for Industry, Multimedia Specialist, Museum Technician, Museum Curator, Museum Employee, Museum Owner, Museum Sales, Package Designer, Photo Technician, Photographer, Production Potter, Production Artist, Professional Printer, Professional Artist, Publication Artist, Sculpture Foundry Personnel, Set Designer/Teacher, Technical Illustrator, Weaver.

    Mission Statement:

    The Fine Arts Division strives to inspire artistic growth and professional development while maintaining self-discipline and personal creativity of each student enrolled in the program through fully accredited and transferable Associates in Arts Degree.

    Vision + Service x Passion = Mission

    “To inspire creativity, transform individuals, build community, advance and elevate humanity and to excel as responsible members of the global community.”

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